Book Clubs

We currently run 9 Book Clubs which all meet at the shop. For adults, Book Chat meets on a Wednesday evening and Book & a Beer on a Thursday evening. Cosy Crime meets on a Tuesday afternoon and Cosy Elevenses on a Tuesday morning.

For children and young people we run book clubs for Year 3/4, Year 5/6, Teen (Year 7/8), YA (Year 9-11) and a Crossover book club for those in Year 12+

You can see what each book club is currently reading below. For further information on any of the book clubs, please call in at the shop, send us an email or give us a call.

Children Year 5/6 Book Club

22nd January 2020, 4.15pm at Booka

Currently reading: Frostheart by Jamie Littler

Year 5/6 book club

Synopsis: Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden...

Teen Book Club

21st January 2020, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Teen book club

Synopsis: They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong. Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from....

Children Year 3/4 Book Club

15th January 2020, 4.15pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Great Reindeer Disaster by Kate Saunders

Year 3/4 book club

Synopsis: Jingle bells, Jingle bells, smelly poo and bum! You can wait for Christmas but it’s never going to come! When a miniature reindeer named Percy falls down the chimney of the Trubshaws’ holiday cottage, the last thing they expect is to be whisked...

Book Chat Book Club

15th January 2020, 7.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Book Chat book club

Synopsis: A classic of Australian literature, Picnic at Hanging Rock remains an enduring, haunting mystery of lost innocence and simmering intrigue. The source of Peter Weir’s iconic 1975 film, the novel is now the inspiration for a major new BBC television series...

Young Adult Book Club

14th January 2020, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Young Adult book club

Synopsis: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Nobody knows that Zafira is the Hunter. Forced to disguise herself as a man, she braves the cursed forest to feed her people. If she is exposed as a girl, all of her achievements will be...

Cosy Crime Book Club

14th January 2020, 2.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Christmas Egg: A Seasonal Mystery by Mary Kelly

Cosy Crime book club

Synopsis: Chief Inspector Brett Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes find the body of Princess Olga Karukhin, who fled from Russia at the time of the Revolution. Taking place in the three days leading up to Christmas, Nightingale’s enquiry takes him to a gramophone...

Cosy Elevenses

14th January 2020, 11.00am at Booka

Currently reading: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Cosy Elevenses

Synopsis: Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not...

Book & a Beer Book Club

5th December 2019, 7.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Book & Beer book club

Synopsis: Marianne is the young, affluent, intellectual wallflower; Connell is the boy everyone likes, shadowed by his family’s reputation and poverty. Unlikely friends, and later lovers, their small town beginnings in rural Ireland are swiftly eclipsed by the heady...

Books & Buggies Book Club

8th November 2019, 11.00am at Booka

Currently reading: Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black

Booka & Buggies

Discover, share and enjoy great books for babies and toddlers at our new Books & Buggies Book Club. Each session includes a story-time with a featured book plus the showcasing of a variety of other books for parents/carers to share and enjoy with their young ones....

Crossover Book Club

1st September 2019, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill

Crossover book club

Synopsis: 30 years after Disney’s The Little Mermaid movie was released, it’s time for a feminist reimagining for a new generation. “A masterpiece” Marian Keyes “A fierce torrent of a book, raging and forceful and gripping. I was swept...