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Book Clubs

Whether you want to discover a new favourite author or meet new friends, we can bring 50 shades of exciting to your life.

Join us for a discussion at one of our book clubs, or check out a Book Club in a Bag for your very own group.


Beyond the Book

This new book club at Queen’s Square meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. Each season, we'll have a different theme and explore the worlds of three different books. During Fall 2018, our theme is "Around the World," and we'll always look "beyond the book."


The Un | Book Club

With no set book to read, this club is about conversation and enjoying a beverage of your choice at a different pub or cafe in Cambridge on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Discuss what you've been reading, watching or listening to, while meeting new people! Share a favourite book and make new connections in a relaxed, social environment.

  • September 18: Old Marina Restaurant (map)
  • October 16: Monigrams at the Old Post Office (map)
  • November 20: Blackwing Coffee Bar (map)

Preston Book Club

Prefer a more traditional approach? Drop into the Preston Book Club on the last Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:00am. Come, discover and discuss new books!

  • No meetings in July and August
  • September 28: Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay (This year's OBOC book)
  • October 26: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  • November 30: Deafening by Frances Itani
  • No meeting in December

Clemens Mill Book Club

Join our book club at Clemens Mill which meets the third Monday of the month, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.


Book Club Kits

Kick start your reading group by taking home a Book Club in a Bag! Each of our book club kits contains everything you need for a lively get-together. You'll find 8 copies of the same book, a tracking sheet [PDF] and discussion guide all in one easy-to-carry tote bag. Bestsellers and more are available:

 Thumbnail The Woefield Poultry Collective [book club] / Susan Juby Thumbnail Light Between Oceans [book club] / M L Stedman Thumbnail Indian Horse [book club] / Richard WagameseThey left us everything [book club] : a memoir / Plum Johnson Thumbnail Fifteen dogs [book club] : an apologue / André Alexis.

See all Book Club in a Bag kits / Printable list of kits [PDF]

Reserve your kit today through our library catalogue and check it out at any Idea Exchange location. The loan period is 6 weeks. More on borrowing


Websites for Book Clubs

Bookclubs.ca
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Reading Group Choices
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