There are a wide selection of book clubs in Adelaide that you can join. We’ve featured 10 operating in the city below.
Based in Adelaide, Matilda Bookshop Book Clubs are a number of book clubs hosted at Matilda Bookshop and geared towards different age groups and reading interests. Usual admission to Matilda Bookshop Book Clubs costs $7 per person, except for “The Red Door Book Club.” Younger readers can think about joining “Magical Minds Book Club,” for those aged 9-12, which meets twice a term on Monday afternoons or “Tremendous Teens Book Club,” catering to teenagers from 13-16, which gathers twice a term on Tuesday afternoons.
“Matilda Book Club” caters to adult readers of all genders who enjoy reading monthly books of fiction and classics. The group meets at the Stirling Hotel Library Room on the last Tuesday of the month. Adult readers can also participate in “The Red Door Book Club,” which meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Matilda Bookshop. Participants will be asked to pay $10 for attendance, which will also pay for a drink.
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Bethlehem Lutheran Church Adelaide Book Club welcomes all who are interested in gathering together to read books on a regular shared schedule, and come together for discussion with other members of the club.
Some of the past books that Bethlehem Lutheran Church Adelaide Book Club has read as a group include “The Magician” by Colm Tóibín and “Oh William” by Elizabeth Strout. Bethlehem Lutheran Church Adelaide Book Club meetings occur every six weeks on Thursday evenings at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide.
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Situated in Adelaide, the City of Adelaide Book Groups are a number of book clubs that welcome interested participants to join them in sharing a book over the course of a month. City of Adelaide libraries have a number of book clubs established but also welcome additional book clubs for those who are interested in helping to establish a new and unique book club.
“Hutt Street Library Book Group” meets on the first Thursday of the month at Hutt Street Library, and “North Adelaide Library Book Group meets at North Adelaide Library on the first Thursday of every month. The book groups discuss books like “The Shut Ins” by Katherine Brabon and “The Labyrinth” by Amanda Lohrey, among other titles.
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City of Norwood Payneham & St. Peters Book Groups welcomes all who are passionate about reading and would be interested in meeting up with others on a regular basis to talk about different fiction and non-fiction books. At Payneham Library, there are three different book clubs, “3rd Friday Book Group”, which meets on the third Friday of every month, “Felix Forum Book Group, which meets on the first Wednesday of the month, and “Wednesday Evening Book Group” which meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Both St. Peters Library and Payneham Library have book clubs that take place at different times of the month, allowing interested locals to find a book club that aligns with their regular monthly schedule. At St. Peter’s Library, “SP Bookies Book Group” meets on the third Tuesday of the month, “St. Peters Book Group” meets every six weeks on Tuesdays, and “The Thursday Saints Book Group” meets every second Thursday of every month. Membership for any of these book groups will cost group members $20 a year.
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Located in Adelaide, Adelaide Sci-Fi & Fantasy is a book club that caters to those interested in reading books and discussing science fiction or fantasy ideas. Adelaide Sci-Fi & Fantasy’s co-organizers, including Enzo, can help take care of any questions or concerns that new group participants might have.
In addition to being a book club that welcomes active conversation about different science fiction classics as well as more recent additions to the science fiction and fantasy world, Adelaide Sci-Fi & Fantasy actively look for other media to absorb, including comics, movies and games. Detailed information about future book club meetings and locations can be found on their private Meetup.com website.
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Beer and Book Club is a book club serving locals of Adelaide. The book club is organized by the City of PAE Libraries and welcomes anyone and everyone who loves to read, have a beer, and enjoy a great conversation. To date, the successful book club has over 500 active participants who love to read and drink together.
Book club meetings at Beer and Book Club are held on the first Thursday of the month, usually at their regular location, the British Hotel Port Adelaide. Beer and Book Club doesn’t assign any shared reading for book club members but simply welcomes readers and whatever book they happen to be reading.
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Torrens Park, in Adelaide, is home to Mostly Books Book Clubs. Mostly Books has been a reliable fixture in the neighborhood since 1977, and is one of the oldest bookstores in the area. It continues to be an important gathering spot for many locals, and running its book clubs is only one of the ways it’s known and loved by Adelaide’s locals.
Mostly Books Book Clubs consist of three groups that meet on different days of the month. “First Thursday Book Club” meets on the first Thursday of each month in the evenings. Interested members should know that this book club is currently full and not taking any new members. “Third Thursday Book Club” is held on the third Thursday evening of the month, and “Last Thursday Book Club” takes place on the last Thursday of each month in the evening.
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Tough Guy Book Club is a book club group that welcomes men interested in reading books with other men in pubs. Tough Guy Book Club have multiple chapters across Australia, including one in Adelaide, which meets in The Exeter Hotel on Rundle Street.
All Tough Guy Book Club meetings happen on the first Wednesday evening of the month, at 7 PM. Interested members should look for more detailed information on the Tough Guy Book Club Adelaide’s Facebook group. Some of the books that Tough Guy Book Club has read include “400 Days” by Chetan Bhagat and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey.
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Serving the population of Hilton, Adelaide, City of West Torrens Book Club is a book club that welcomes adults and seniors to gather with their existing book club members as they engage in active discussion about a monthly book. To accommodate as many book-loving adults as well, City of West Torrens Book Club has created a number of different book clubs that meet at different times.
City of West Torrens Book Club hosts its book club meetings at the Hamra Centre Library. The “Wednesday Book Club” gathers on the first Wednesday of every month in the mornings and the “Thursday Book Club” on the first Thursday evening of the month. The “Thursday Book Club 2” and the “Friday Book Club” are also available for interested participants.
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Mockingbird Lounge Book Club is a book club hosted by the Mockingbird Lounge in Glenelg South in Adelaide. Mockingbird Lounge is a used book store and cafe that provides locals with a range of different groups and activities, including book clubs, writing classes and opportunities for high tea.
Mockingbird Lounge Book Club takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, as well as during the day. Interested participants will be placed into a small group, which will meet at Mockingbird Lounge at a specific designated time once a month. Mockingbird Lounge Book Club members will have the opportunity to then meet up for discussions with their small group members about a shared book that is assigned a month before the book club meeting. Interested members will be asked for a $15 membership fee, which includes access to the books, as well as a drink at the book club meetings.
For more information about Mockingbird Lounge Book Club, contact Mockingbird Lounge directly.