If you’re based in the capital and are looking for book clubs in Ottawa, we’ve featured 10 below that you might be interested in joining.
Introverted Book Discussions is a book club located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The group is run through the website Meetup.com and is led by group organizer Sandra. Introverted Book Discussions is the perfect place for introverts who love to read and are looking for a place to enjoy a book with other introverts quietly.
The book club meets once a month on Saturday afternoons. Some of the past books they have gone over include “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid and “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas. Introverted Book Discussions is the perfect place for men and women looking to relax and read simply.
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Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Beer Drinkers with a Reading Problem (25-42) is a book club that welcomes men and women interested in meeting other readers in and around the Ottawa, Ontario area. Most of the books Beer Drinkers with a Reading Problem (25-42) covers are fiction, and even if you haven’t finished the current book, the book club still welcomes your attendance at their book club meetings.
Beer Drinkers with a Reading Problem (25-42) meets monthly on Thursday evenings at local venues around the city. For an example of books that Beer Drinkers with a Reading Problem (25-42) has covered in the past, check out “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown and “The Strangers” by Katherena Vermette.
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Not Your Mama’s Book Club 2.0 is a book club calling all passionate book lovers in Ottawa, Ontario. Group organizer Thea Maurice is happy to answer your questions about Not Your Mama’s Book Club 2.0 for anyone interested in joining.
Not Your Mama’s Book Club 2.0 mainly reads books of fiction but will occasionally jump into a particularly interesting non-fiction book. The book club welcomes all interested people, regardless of gender, physical ability or disability, ethnicity or race. Meeting locations will be posted on their Meetup.com page, and attendance is free of charge.
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Located in the Nepean area of Ottawa, Ontario, Books, Beer & Banter Ottawa is a book club hosted by group organizer Jennifer Reveler. The book club welcomes people of all genders interested in reading and book club members suggest the books to read, which are usually works of fiction.
For examples of books that Books, Beer & Banter Ottawa has read together in the past, look at “Scarborough” by Catherine Hernandez and “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy. Participants can look forward to connecting with other members of this nearly 300-member strong book club.
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Books & Booze: Mystery Edition is a book club welcoming all readers who love mystery fiction, no matter your background or reading level. This mystery book club is run by group organizer Noah Graham and Greg Graham, who have helped manage this Ottawa, Ontario-based book club since 2018.
“Kissing Christmas Goodbye” by M.C. Beaton and “A Study in Scarlet Women” by Sherry Thomas are a few books that Books & Booze: Mystery Edition have gone over in past monthly meetings. Their meetings are usually held in person and take place on Wednesday evenings.
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Situated in Ottawa, Ontario, Lit Club (Trans-Friendly) is a book club that, as its name suggests, is open to trans/LGBTQ+ community members. Since 2021, Lit Club (Trans-Friendly) has been managed by co-leaders Sietske Barnes and Victoria, who have grown the book club to its current membership of over 100 members.
At Lit Club (Trans-Friendly) book club meetings, members can enjoy lively discussions and insightful interpretations of the fiction books that the book club goes through every month. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman and “Mona Lisa Overdrive” by William Gibson are a number of books that Lit Club (Trans-Friendly) has read through together to give you an idea of the style of book they like to read. Meetings are held Saturday mornings and in person at a local restaurant or cafe.
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Thinkers’ Book Club: From the Classics to Modernism & Beyond is a book club managed by organizers Lorraine and Robert “Robaire” Nadeau. Since 2012, the group has welcomed individuals interested in reading Western classical literature together with other like-minded people in the Ottawa, Ontario area.
From Xenophon’s “Apology” to Plutarch’s “Lives of Noble Greeks & Romans,” Thinkers’ Book Club: From the Classics to Modernism & Beyond gives readers who are interested in this genre of writing to get together and try and learn more about classic literature, it’s authors and the time in which they lived.
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Serving the community of Ottawa, Ontario, The Ottawa Science Fiction Society is a book club dedicated to books within the genres of science fiction, fantasy or speculative fiction. Today, the group has over 1,200 active members, and the group continues to welcome any individual interested in these genres who is looking for a community to join.
Joining Meetup.com in 2012, The Ottawa Science Fiction Society is managed by a group of dedicated leaders, including co-founders Alex Binkley, Sheila Brown and Dwight Williams. The group does not assign a particular book to read but welcomes an open discussion at its monthly meetings about titles that fall in science fiction or fantasy genres.
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The Cybernetics Book Club is a book club led by Jen Schellinck in Ottawa, Ontario. The Cybernetics Book Club aims to read books together at its regular book club meetings that help members better understand cybernetics, which is to better understand the systems in the world that we live in.
The book club topics at The Cybernetics Book Club revolve around subject matter such as our tax systems, corporate systems, social systems and others. Book club meetings are mostly in person on Monday evenings, held at a local restaurant, pub or another venue.
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Ottawa, Ontario is home to Interfaith Spiritual Inquiry and Poetry, a book club that embraces the philosophy of interfaith spirituality led by founder James Harley. The book club aims to be a welcoming and supportive space for people of all genders who are on their own spiritual path and looking for support and community.
For a better idea of the kinds of books that Interfaith Spiritual Inquiry and Poetry goes through, take a look at “Waking Up” by Sam Harris and “The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice” by Cynthia Bourgeault. The book club meetings are held monthly and are usually in person on Wednesday evenings.
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