Book Clubs

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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:-

  • Ballyfermot 01 6269324 Monday Afternoon Book Club meets every second Monday of month at 2.00pm
  • Ballymun Evening Book Club (NOTE: booked out, places not available, sorry!)
  • Cabra 01 8691414 "Bookends" Book Club, first Tuesday of each month, 7pm
    'Points of View' book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12pm
    Wednesday book club meet first Wednesday of each month at 7pm
  • Central Library, ILAC Shopping Centre 01 8734333
    'Page Turners' Book Club, first Monday of each month, 6.30pm (01 8734333)
    Sci-Fi Book Club, second Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm (contact Marc McCluskey 01 8734333) New members welcome
  • Coolock 01 8477781 meets on the first Thursday of each month, 11am
  • Dolphin’s Barn 01 4540681
    Grand Canal Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 7pm
    Afternoon Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month
    Dolphins Barn Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 11am 
  • Donaghmede 01 8482833 Easy Readers Group meets on the last Thursday of each month, 6.30pm
  • Finglas 01 834 4906 Morning book club meets on the first Thursday of each month, 11.30am
  • Inchicore 01 4533793
    The Wednesday Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm
    The Monday Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 6.30pm
  • Kevin Street 01 4753794 meets on the first Monday of each month, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Marino Library 01 8336297 meets every three weeks on Saturdays at 3pm - phone library for information
  • Pearse Street 01 6744888
    Morning Book Club, first Thursday of each month, 11.30
    Book Buzz Book Club, second Monday of the month 7pm-8pm
  • Pembroke 01 6689575 
    The Ballsbridge Bookies meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm
    The Pembroke Reading Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Except July and August
    Early Worms Morning Reading Group, last Friday of the month 10am-11.30am
    Pembroke History Reading Group, every fourth Tuesday at 7pm. Group full at the moment sorry!
  • Phibsboro 01 8304341 Wednesday Readers – meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm. New members welcome!
  • Raheny 01 8315521 meet on the second Monday of each month, 11am. Except July and August. Group full at the moment sorry!
    History book club meet on the second Thursday of the month. Except July and August. Group full at the moment sorry!
  • Rathmines 01 4973539, Two groups. Group I meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3pm and Group II meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Except July and August.
  • Terenure 01 4907035
    Group I meets on the first Monday of each month, 7pm
    Group II meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7pm
  • Walkinstown 01 4558159 meets on the second Thursday of each month, 2pm

There are a number of book clubs that are also affiliated to branch libraries.

Affiliation

If you are a member of a book club and would like to affiliate to Dublin City Public Libraries contact the librarian at your nearest branch library.

Why Affiliate?

  • Books you require will be obtained (subject to certain conditions)
  • Members have priority booking for Readers' Day
  • Members receive copies of newbooks magazine
  • Members receive copies of Fiction Matters
  • Members receive advance notification about many book events
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