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.

Book Chat Book Club

26th February 2020, 7.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: Breaking and Mending by Joanna Cannon

Book Chat book club

Synopsis: A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn’t eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains and...

Cosy Crime Book Club

25th February 2020, 2.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan

Cosy Crime book club

Synopsis Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a...

Cosy Elevenses

25th February 2020, 11.00am at Booka

Currently reading: Daidy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cosy Elevenses

Synopsis: For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now. They were lovers and...

Book & a Beer Book Club

6th February 2020, 7.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Invisible Crowd by Ellen Wiles

Book & Beer book club

Synopsis: 2nd March 1975 In Asmara, Eritrea, Yonas Kelati is born into a world of turmoil. At the same time, on the same day, Jude Munroe takes her first breath in London, England. Thirty Years Later Blacklisted in his war-ravaged country, Yonas has no option but to...

Children Year 3/4 Book Club

5th February 2020, 4.15pm at Booka

Currently reading: Granny Magic by Elka Evalds

Year 3/4 book club

Synopsis: Grannies, knitting and magical sheep combine in this heart-warming adventure from Elka Evalds, illustrated by Teemu Juhani! Will’s beloved granny made cakes and knitted itchy jumpers – that’s what he thought. But when she passes away and...

Young Adult Book Club

4th February 2020, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw

Young Adult book club

Synopsis: During the Second World War, the Netherlands is still under Nazi control and any acts of resistance are punishable by death. But when sixteen-year-old Michiel is asked to take care of a wounded British Spitfire pilot he doesn’t think twice. He joins...

Books & Buggies Book Club

31st January 2020, 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 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. Led...

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....

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...