What is a Book Club?

Book Clubs are groups of people who meet regularly to discuss a pre-selected book that all members have read.
Book clubs provide:

  • An opportunity to meet new people and share ideas and experiences about books
  • A reason to read, a chance to discover new authors, and encouragement to read books you might not otherwise choose
  • A chance to get in touch with reading people and be active in a local friendly group
  • An opportunity to understand, appreciate and talk about the books you read

Noosa Library Service has over 300 titles for book club members to choose from with eight books per set.
See all our book club titles here

Group Of Senior Couples Attending Book Reading Group

Each book club makes an annual payment of $100 and all the funds go directly into purchasing new titles for the exclusive use of book clubs. Suggestions for new titles can be made at any time of the year by book club members though an item request. Staff also make selections of books that reflect industry trends and are most likely to appeal to book clubs.

Starting a Book Club

Finding book club members may seem daunting but don’t
worry, book lovers are known to be very friendly. Start by
inviting your friends who may then invite their friends and
so on.

If your close friends aren’t readers you could try work
colleagues or use community resources such as your local community board or social media platforms such as
Facebook.

We recommend no more than eight people per group to
ensure each member receives a book. Once you have chosen
a name for your club you can decide on a time and location
for your meetings.

The Next Steps

  • Come into your local Noosa Library Service branch and get your Book Club membership and a library card
  • An annual fee of $100 will be invoiced to your club coordinator
  • Reserve a book club title from the library catalogue. Check the status is “available” (reserving an available title will ensure the set is ready for your next meeting) and select your pick up location
  • Your coordinator will be sent a notification when the set is ready to collect
  • Book club sets have a loan period of six weeks and two sets can be on loan to allow returning and distribution of books at your next meeting. Book club sets must be returned complete

Book Selection

There are lots of ways to find the next great read for your book club.

Browse the book club sets

Search by title or by author. From there you can then easily select and reserve the title your book club is interested in reading, and it will be sent to your preferred branch for your book club to collect. 

Other book clubs

Oprahs’ Book Club
Since 1996, Oprah has chosen selections for her book club that have engaged, enlightened and entertained readers.

The First Tuesday Book Club
Hosted by Jennifer Byrne, ABC1’s First Tuesday Book Club gathers Australian booklovers around their TVs each month, to listen to panellists Jason Steger, Marieke Hardy and two guests chat about the latest books, as well as their backlist favourites.

BookBrowse
More than 20,000 book reviews of nearly 2,000 exceptional recent books, book excerpts, author interviews, author biographies and much more.

Discussion notes and reading guides

Good Reading Magazine
Reading notes to help get the discussion started.

Reading Group Center
Offers reader’s guides to make your book group’s discussions more valuable and beneficial every time!

Random House
Book Club Center offers ideas for discussion, recommendations, reading group guides and other helpful suggestions.

Reading Group Guides
The online community for reading groups.