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 on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:00pm. Each season, we'll have a different theme and explore the worlds of three different books.
- September 18: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman (One Book, One Community Selection)
- October 16: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
- November 20: This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel
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 17: Piatto Pizzeria, 350 Hespeler Rd #1, Cambridge, ON, N1R 6J6 (Map)
- October 15: Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge, 500 Can-Amera Pkwy, Cambridge, ON, N1T 0A2 (Map)
- November 19: Bombay Sizzler, 110 Main Street, Cambridge, ON, N1R 1V7 (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!
- September 27: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman (One Book, One Community Selection)
- October 25: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
- November 29: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Clemens Mill Book Club
Join our book club at Clemens Mill which meets on the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise stated), 6:30 – 8:00pm.
- September 9: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman (One Book, One Community Selection)
- October 21*: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
- November 11: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
*Held one week later than usual.
Harry Potter Book Club (New!)
This is a new book club for adults. Join us as we read through the Harry Potter series. This book club meets at the Queen's Square branch on the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00pm.
- September 16: Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
- October 21: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
- November 18: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
YA is Not Just for Teens Book Club (New!)
You do not have to be a teen to be a part of this book club, the only requirement is a love for reading YA books. Whether you secretly read YA or show off your YA books for all to see, this book club is for you! Join fellow YA readers once a month at the Old Post Office branch from 7:00-8:00pm as we explore the wonderful world of YA books, with a different theme each month (see below for themes). We guarantee your “to read” list will grow!
- September 24: Welcome! Bring what you are currently reading.
- October 22: All Things Supernatural
- November 19: Take Me Back - Historical Fiction
- December 17: The Book Was Better
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:
Websites for Book Clubs
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Reading Group Choices
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