Cork City

Services and Programmes

Book Clubs in Cork

One of the most surprising, but very welcome, developments of recent years is the interest in book clubs.  Reading is usually a solitary pleasure, but the urge to share what one has read, to discuss why an author has gone done one road in a story rather than another, to see what others think of what you like and dislike, has seen book clubs springing up all over Ireland and many other countries.

 Library  Book Club Meets on 
 Central Library
 021 4924900
LV Book Club
 Saturday Book Club

 last Monday of month
 selected Saturdays of month
 Hollyhill Library
 021 4924928
 Hollyhill Readers  third Thursday of month
 Frank O’Connor, Mayfield
 021 4924935
 Mayfield Reading Circle  second Wednesday of month
 Douglas Library
 021 4924932
Douglas Reading Circle
 Douglas Night Owls

 second Wednesday of month
 first Friday of month
 Tory Top Library
 021 4924934
 Tory Top Road Book Club  last Tuesday of month
 Bishopstown Library
 021 4924950
 Lucky Dip Club  first Friday of month
 St Mary's Road Library
 021 4924950
 St Mary's Road Book Club  second Tuesday of month

There are, of course, many more book clubs in the city, meeting in members’ homes, in bars and cafés, and anywhere else that might be a convivial setting.  We would love to hear about your book club and what it is reading.  Contact us at

Are you a member of a book club in the Cork area?

In addition to Year of the Constant Reader events and programmes open to all, there will be special events and activities for members of book clubs, including author visits, tours, and more.

As well as book clubs based in our libraries, we would welcome involvement by the many book clubs throughout the city, whether you meet in your own homes, in a pub, or wherever.

Get your Book Club involved in our Book Club events for 2009


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Book Club Members at the recent launch of the Stories project

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