Reading groups

Westminster libraries run several monthly reading groups for adults and children so you're sure to find a group that suits you. New members are always welcome so please come along!

1. Book clubs for adults

View available book clubs 

You can find details of when and where book groups meet and what they are discussing.

There are regular monthly groups, special interest groups (eg crime readers) and informal 'shared reading' groups, as well as a telephone group for those who are housebound. Some groups also report what they've read and their thoughts on the Books and the City blog.

Sessions are free, friendly and informal and you will be made very welcome. Each session has a theme and there is also general discussion. Some sessions have guest speakers and most provide refreshments.

2. Book clubs for children

Chatterbooks Reading Groups are for children aged 8 to 11 at Church Street and Mayfair libraries. They provide activities for children to develop their reading, give them the chance to talk about books and build confidence in expressing their opinions.

Find out more about Chatterbooks

3. Book Talk

Book Talk is a reading group which meets over the phone every month to discuss a book chosen and read by housebound residents of Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea.

It's free to join and the book is delivered by the Home Library Service (HLS). If you are housebound this is an excellent way of discussing a title you may love or hate without leaving your armchair!

Book Talk is run by Westminster's HLS in partnership with Open Age. Find out more about the books to be discussed

For details on how to join please contact:

HLS

View HLS contact details

Open Age

4. Free book shop

We have a collection of duplicate titles of prize-winning and popular fiction books which can be borrowed by reading groups throughout London.

Extended loan periods can be arranged and there is no charge for this service.

The books can be delivered to any of our libraries and collected by a representative of the reading group who must be a member of Westminster libraries. You do not have to live in Westminster to become a member, simply provide proof of address in the UK to be able to borrow books.

Become a library member

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea offers this service also. 

For more information, please contact mayfairlibrary@westminster.gov.uk or phone 020 7641 4905.


Last updated: 28 November 2016
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