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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 on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30pm. Each season, we'll have a different theme and explore the worlds of three different books.

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.

  • January 21: My Thai Restaurant, 44 Grand Avenue South, Unit#101, Cambridge, ON N1S 2L6 (Map)
  • February 18: Blackwing Coffee Bar, 135 George Street North, Unit#100, Cambridge, ON N1S 5C3 (Map)
  • March 17: Piatto Pizzeria, 350 Hespeler Road, Unit#1, Cambridge, ON N1R 6J6 (Map)
  • April 21: QBBQ Public House, 164 Beverly Street, Cambridge, ON N1R 3Z5 (Map)
  • May 19: Grain of Salt, 561 Hespeler Road, Unit#18, Cambridge, ON N1R 6J4 (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!

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.

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.

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!

  • January 21: Fairy Tales with a Twist
  • February 18: Heart-Breakers
  • March 24: Mysteries and Thrillers

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
Successfully set up and run your own book club with these discussion guides, links and reviews.

Reading Group Choices
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