Not sure if you want to commit to an ongoing book club, or can’t get into an existing club? Try The Reading Circle, and join us for a cuppa & some casual conversation about books.
Book Set Guidelines
Ipswich Library Sets
The Ipswich Library has approx. 50 Book Club sets available. Each set has 10 copies and comes with discussion notes. Only registered Book Club Coordinators are able to place online requests on Book Club sets using their Book Club Membership Card. Browse our collection.
If your club is having difficulty getting hold of book sets, you might want to consider these options:
- Reading books:
- By the same Author e.g. Tim Winton, Margaret Atwood
- From the same Genre e.g. Fantasy
- Based on the same Theme e.g. Biography
- Hire Book Sets
Some book clubs use a fee-based service to hire books. This can provide a wide choice of titles, with guarantee for delivery at the right time. Most services also offer discussion notes. An example of such a service is the CAE Book Groups.
- Buy Your Own
Visit a local bookstore to buy your own copy. Some book suppliers offer discounts to customers buying multiple copies or purchasing titles in a book promotion such as The Big Book Club.
Ipswich Libraries encourage and support book clubs in Ipswich. We can provide a place for you to meet and loan out Book Club Sets to our registered Book Club members.
Register Your Book Club
Make an appointment to register your Book Club by filling in the Registration Form. Once you’ve registered your book club, we can help :
- loan out book sets to your members
- inform you of book events happening in and around Ipswich
- help you create an online presence for your book club
- help you to enlist new members
Joining a Book Club
If you are interested in joining a book club, but don’t want to start one, please fill in the Waiting List Form and we will contact you when a suitable vacancy becomes available. We have a list of book clubs that have current vacancies.
Start Your Own Club!
Are you considering forming your own book club? Get a couple of interested friends together, register with us, and we might get you a few more members!
For help on how to start your own book club, email us and we’ll give you a helping hand. The following web sites have useful tips on how to start your own book club and lead a book discussion. Good Luck!
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