London's best book clubs

Join other literary enthusiasts across the capital in one of London's many book clubs and groups. Whether you're after stimulating conversation about your favourite novels or just a means to fuel your love of books, you can combine a week’s reading with an evening’s chatter, wining and textual analysis

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      Chiswick area. Contact Michelle Newell through the website

      Part of the latest movement, www.meetup.com, which allows conversation via an interactive public forum which then can easily turn into physical 'meet-ups'. Age range: 19-65+ Gender: mixed Genre: fiction and classics Read more

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    Brixton Book Group

    Brixton area. Contact Pete Taylor (pete.taylor[at]gmail.com)

    The Brixton Book Group is on Facebook. It meetd every three weeks in Mango Landin on Brixton Water Lane from 7.30ish onwards. Age range: 19-30 Gender: mxed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction

  • Ealing Book Club

    Ealing area. Contact Bella Rocca (bella[at]ealingbookclub.org)

    Age range: 19-50 Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction Read more

  • Hampstead Book Club

    North London area. Contact Priya Lakhani (info[at]hampsteadbookclub.co.uk)

    Meetings are generally held monthly at Starbucks on 60-61 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QH (see website for dates and times). Age range: 19-50 Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics and non-fiction Read more

  • JCC Lit Café

    Hampstead area. Contact Coral Summers (020 7431 9866/ info[at]jcclondon.org.uk)

    JCC Lit Café is a book group at the Jewish Community Centre and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JCC_London Age range: 0-65+ Gender: mixed Genre: fiction and poetry Read more

  • London Gay Reading Group

    London area. Contact Nicolas Chinardet.

    Find out more about the group by joining the Yahoo Group. Age range: 19-65 Gender: male Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction Read more

  • Northern Line Book Group

    Northern Line tube area. Contact Taron Wade (NorthernLineBookGroup[at]googlemail.com).

    Age range: 19-65 Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics and non-fiction Read more

  • ReadItSwapIt

    South London area. Contact Donna (questions[at]readitswapit.co.uk).

    System of swapping books, based on member suggestions and physical book swaps. Age range: 0-65+ Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction Read more

  • The Brick Lane Book Group

    Shoreditch area. Contact N Quentin Woolf (contact[at]nquentinwoolf.co.uk)

    Age range: 19-65+ Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction Read more

  • The Gallery Café Book Group

    Bethnal Green area. Contact Zoe Hardie or Natalie Joelle (siobhan[at]stmargaretshouse.org.uk)

    Age range: 19-30 Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and non-fiction Read more

  • The Guardian Book Club

    London various locations. Contact John Mullan via the website.

    More of an ‘online’ book club, with monthly events such as author Q&A sessions etc. Age range: 18-65 Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics, crime and poetry Read more

  • The YOU Reading Group

    London various locations. (0845 155 0711/ support[at]mailbookshop.co.uk)

    Age range: 18-65+ Gender: mixed Genre: fiction, classics and non-fiction Read more