If you like chatting about books, why not join one of the reading groups in Bexley's libraries? New members are always welcome.
Please contact your local Bexley library for more details
We'd love to hear your reading group's book news and reviews. Email email@example.com
Reading Groups in Bexley Libraries
Reading groups for adults are held in all Bexley Libraries and meet monthly.
- Central Library - Thursday evenings
- Crayford Library – Wednesday mornings
- Erith Library – Wednesday mornings
- Sidcup Library – Wednesday evenings
- Thamesmead Library – Monday mornings
- Welling Library – Friday mornings
Informal, family friendly “Reader’s Choice” reading groups for parents and carers with babies and toddlers are held monthly at
- Central Library – Thursday mornings
- Sidcup Library – Monday mornings
Reading Friends Groups
Get together with a good book, poem or newspaper article. You can meet new people, make friends, chat and have a laugh. Everyone is welcome. Why not give it a try?
There are now two Reading Friends groups which meet in Bexley Libraries:
- Erith Library - third Tuesday of the month at 2pm
- Crayford Library - last Tuesday of the month at 11am
Sidcup Library host a Crime and Thriller reading group on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2.30pm.
Welling Library also host an informal reading group called “Book Marks” where members can discuss their latest reads and pass on recommendations. This group meets monthly on Wednesday mornings.
For Jane Austen lovers, there is also a “Jane Austen Reading Group” which meets at Welling Library on alternate Thursday afternoons to learn/discuss all about Jane Austen's life and her novels.
Central Library host the Book Bound Book Club on the second Thursday evening of the month where members can discuss a specific book and other books that they’ve read in a relaxed atmosphere.
Central Library hosts a reading group for the visually impaired – the group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Guide dogs welcome.
For more information about any of these groups, when the next meeting will be held or how to join, please contact the library or visit our Regular Events for Adults Page
Bexley’s Online Reading Group
Bexley Book Buzz is the new online book group from Bexley Libraries. Hosted on the Goodreads website, it’s the place to swap tips about great reads and new authors to try and to catch up on the latest book news. Why not sign up and join in?
Its quick and easy – just click on the link below to sign up and then verify your email address to get started.
Reading Groups recommend…
From classics to crime to contemporary fiction, our book groups love discovering different things to read and passing on their recommendations.
The Central Library Reading Group have just recommended “The Colour” by Rose Tremain.
Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh landscape threatens to destroy them almost before they begin.
“We loved this book… it was a well written & captivating novel about hardship and hope in 1860’s New Zealand. It’s reflecting Colonial settlements and the Gold rush with a presence of Maori mysticism. A brilliant read!”