Thinking of joining in 2018?

Want to read more widely?

Discuss books with others?

Join one of our bookclubs!
Our adult monthly bookclubs meeting in a local cafe once a month on a set day / time. The group picks what it wants to read according to a set theme list.

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Fiction Fanatics – 3rd Wednesday 7pm (full)
Book Bandits – 2nd Thursday 6.30pm (full)
Early Birds – 1st Wednesday 10am

February reads:

Fiction FanaticsThe Waves by Virginia Woolf

Book BanditsIn the midst of winter by Isabel Allende

Early BirdsMrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


Pageturners 4th Wednesday 7pm

February reads:

PagetunersThe Waves by Virginia Woolf



NEXT MEETING: Wed 15th Feb 6.30pm (full)


NEXT MEETING: Tues 14th Feb 7pm (full)

February theme: BBQ

 Thinking about joining us?

– Read the selected book each month. You are welcome to attend even if you do not finish the book, but please note we will discuss the ending.
– We also often share other books and book related films / tv shows we have viewed that month.
– We meet in a local café or our bookstore once a month on a set day / time.
– Food and/or drink purchases expected at cafes with no split bills possible so bring cash
– Sessions last approximately 2 hours.
– Our groups have between 6-12 members maximum.
– Being an adult only event, we are not able to cater for children attending these groups.


The minimum bookclub joining fee is $205 for 12month membership, which will include 6 bookclub titles at your choosing & admin fee.

BASIC – SIX book package – ($205 – 6 books for price of approx $28each and $36 admin fee)

SILVER – TEN book package ($306 – 10 books for price of $27each and $36 admin fee)

GOLD  – TWELVE book package ($348 – 12 books at reduced price of $26 each and admin fee of $36)

**Note that all bookclub memberships do contribute towards your loyalty points which is a further 10% savings 

Remaining books can be borrowed / shared or if you need to buy them from us will be offered to you at 10% discount.

As always, our commitment is to send reminder email / sms about a few days prior to meeting, as well as a summary email about a week or so afterwards. Natasha aims to visit each group at least every 3 months especially on title choice meetings.


Essendon groups
Fiction Fanatics – 3rd Wednesday 7pm (full)
Book Bandits – 2nd Thursday 6.30pm (full)
Early Birds – 2nd Wednesday 10am

Gisborne group
Pageturners 4th Wednesday 7pm


We will provide a list of FOUR book options each month based on a set theme. As we are a bookstore with access to information about hot new titles, our offerings will primarily be new releases, but will from time to time include a backlist title (12 months or older) amongst new titles


Payment for basic 6 book packages to be paid in full to be made by end of January 2016 as per normal, allowing this extra time as we know December can be an expensive gift time for us all.

After feedback from customers who want higher packages but cannot outlay full payment in January we will offer 2 part payment plan ONLY for those taking the 10 ($306) or 12 book package ($348). Basic payment ($205) still to be paid by end of January and remainder of payment by end of March (ie for silver package $205 by end of Jan and remaining $101 to be paid by end of March, for gold package it would be $143 payable as second payment).

We remind all members that package books can only be from what your group has selected and cannot be transferred in any way to other book options from the lists or within store so must be all used by end of December.


Our foodies groups are more casual and only meet every two months in the bookshop. They are open to novices or for those who can really cook. We discuss the physical book – cover, photos, layout recipes etc and then share stories on the practicality of cooking recipes from the cookbook – timing, difficulty, ingredients, taste. The exciting part is sampling shared tasters from the cookbooks!