Book Clubs

BooksBook clubs are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some book clubs meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants. While there are book clubs active in most of our branch libraries, dates and times can vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the book clubs. Due to the popularity of some book clubs, there may unfortunately be restrictions regarding the intake of new members from time to time, so it is advisable to check on that also.

The following is a list of libraries that host book clubs:-

Jim Crace in conversation with Madeleine Keane

Jim CraceThursday 22 February at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Picador Books present award-winning author Jim Crace in conversation with Sunday Independent's Literary Editor Madeleine Keane. Jim will talk about his new book The Melody as well as his writing career to date.

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Jim Crace is the winner of the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award for Harvest and is the author of twelve books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Harvest (shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize). He lives in Worcestershire.

Jess Kidd in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Jess KiddThursday 8 February at 7pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Canongate and The Rick O’Shea Bookclub present author Jess Kidd in conversation with Rick O’Shea.  Admission is free. All are welcome – no booking required. Light refreshments will be served.

Jess’ debut novel Himself was nominated for the 2016 Bord Gais Energy Book of the Year in the Newcomer category. Her second novel The Hoarder will be published by Canongate in February.