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 & 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...

Book Chat Book Club

27th November 2019, 7.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Book Chat book club

Synopsis: Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she’ll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, daily...

Children Year 5/6 Book Club

20th November 2019, 4.15pm at Booka

Currently reading: Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James

Year 5/6 book club

Synopsis: A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born....

Children Year 3/4 Book Club

13th November 2019, 4.15pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Dragon's Breakfast by Vivian French

Year 3/4 book club

Synopsis: Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane (“Pom” for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her – especially her dad, the King of Struggen, who’s busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a...

Young Adult Book Club

12th November 2019, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

Young Adult book club

Synopsis: ‘Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?’ The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. As Byron,...

Cosy Crime Book Club

12th November 2019, 2.30pm at Booka

Currently reading: Little - Edward Carey

Cosy Crime book club

Synopsis: There is a space between life and death: it’s called waxworks Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed “Little.” Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in the household of reclusive...

Cosy Elevenses

12th November 2019, 11.00am at Booka

Currently reading: Little - Edward Carey

Cosy Elevenses

Synopsis: There is a space between life and death: it’s called waxworks Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed “Little.” Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in the household of reclusive...

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....

Teen Book Club

15th October 2019, 4.45pm at Booka

Currently reading: I, Cosmo by Charlie Sorosiak

Teen book club

Synopsis: The story of one dog’s attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon. Cosmo’s family is falling apart. And it’s up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There’s only one problem. Cosmo is a...

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...