Attend the Book Club

From chatting with readers in the city in 2020, we discovered that lots of people are missing their regular book clubs while we can’t come together in the ways we usually would as a result of Covid-19.

At Our City Our Books, we’re always talking about books so we thought why not make it official, with our very own online book club!

Photo: Joanna Kosinska

Photo: Joanna Kosinska

We host two online book club sessions on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 8:00pm.

Alongside a new book pick, we can guarantee some friendly faces and a space for some good old fashioned book chats, moderated by two members of the Our City Our Books team. So, if you’re missing the book chats at the moment (who isn’t!), we’d love for you to join us for the Our City Our Books book club. We hope to see you soon.

Tuesday or Thursday session?


The Tuesday session is for people who have read the current book of the month and want to enjoy a good discussion with other readers about the writing, the themes and their own response. We will also have an opportunity to chat and swap book recommendations with each other.

The Thursday book club is for people who are interested in this month’s title, but haven’t had the time to finish it. You may have only read a few pages, but want to have a chance to hear more and talk about books. We start each session with a discussion about the current title and then have a broader discussion about books and swap recommendations.

Upcoming book clubs

May

Handiwork by Sara Baume

When: Tuesday 25 May and Thursday 27 April at 8:00pm

Tickets available here.

June

Winner of the 2021 Dublin Literary Award (To be announced)

July

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

August

The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Previous book club choices

April 2021: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

March 2021:
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

February 2021: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

January 2021: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo.

December 2020: Dubliners by James Joyce.

November 2020: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

October 2020: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yval Noah Harari.

For more information, please email us at:

libraries@dublincity.ie

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