About Us

Next meeting

Time: 8pm Tuesday 19th of December 2023

Place: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer 17-18 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF (the room on the right hand side from the entrance off King street. We will also have one of the books on the table or a posted note)

Books: The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara and Prey by Michael Crichton(Reading all of the books is not required, pick whichever one interests you the most). Bonus Christmas book to read if you have time The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Optional for Christmas - Bring a book wrapped in christmas paper along to the December meeting to swap with others. Could be a book that needs a new home, a charity shop gem etc. We will put all the wrapped books together and it will be a surprise the book you get back.

About the group

We are a sociable and friendly book reading group. Since early 2010 we have been meeting once a month in bars around the centre of Bristol. The group is open to all ages/genders/etc and is free to join. We'd be pleased to see you at our next meeting, all you need to do is turn up. We are usually easy to find as there are about twenty of us each time. The discussion is always very sociable and informal, we aim to be welcoming to new members and not to take ourselves too seriously!

Mailing list 

If you would like to join the group, please sign up to our mailing list to receive information about our meetings. Only members can post messages to the list so you don't have to worry about spam.

Future plans

We'll be meeting again on the 16th of January, books: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak and Ariadne by Jennifer Saint


Previous books

Here is a list of all the books we have covered before: Previous Books.

Facebook Site 

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bristolbookclub

Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/530387477097071/ (social chats and gatherings)