Book clubs in New West

This is a guest post by Megan Sargent, an avid reader who has lived in New West for three years.

If you are an avid reader like me, then you might be on the look out for a Book Club to join.  I love the two book clubs that I belong to.  They challenge me to read books I would have never have read before, ever. (for example I read a Steam Punk book, and to my surprise I loved it!).  It is very interesting to find out people’s opinions and points of view, and to look at different aspects of a book (and life) in a new way.I think a lot of people are worried about going to a book club if they haven’t read the book.  Actually, I am guilty of this on more than one occasion, but I still find the discussion very interesting. If you are interested there are a few book clubs around town.

First there is a Victorian Book Club that meets at the Irving House hosted by the New West Museum.  They meet on a bi-monthly basis and as the name suggests this book club is focused on Victorian Literature.  The next meeting is on September 17, 2011 and we are discussing Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  If you would like to attend please call the Museum (604-527-4640) and let them know.  The 11am meeting is full, but they are having another meeting at 5pm for those who want to join.  What is really neat about this book club is that you get to sit in one of the rooms and drink tea, how Victorian!

Second is a book club that I co-run, so I’m going to brag a bit about it.  It’s called New West Readers and we meet on a monthly basis at Oliver Twist Pub.  We read a wide variety of books and while we talk about the book, we also discuss a wide variety of other topics as well.  Our next meeting is on September 28th at 7pm, we’re the big group upstairs. We are a fun bunch of people and would love to have you come out!

Third is a book club called Bookcrossing.  They meet at the Waves on Columbia Street on a monthly basis.

Fourth is at the New Westminster Public Library called Book Club Café.  It doesn’t look like the website has up to date information on the book club, but for more information call 604-527-4667.

Thanks and happy reading!


7 Replies to “Book clubs in New West”

  1. Perfect timing Megan! I was just thinking of how I would love to join a local book club. I hope to see you at one soon.

  2. I'm one of the local BookCrossers. Thanks for mentioning us! We welcome other book lovers – always lively conversation and free books! Meet us next at Waves on Columbia, 27 September at 7 pm.

  3. Good job, Megan! Glad to see you're promoting the local bookclubbers! While I was one of the founding members of NewWest Readers, I am now more frequently spotted at the New West Bookcrossing group, where I can liberate myself of under appreciated books from my collection. Yay for books!

  4. Just wanted to give you an update, New West Readers has changed the date of our next meeting to Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm. We would love to see you there!

  5. Hello, I tried that New West Readers link above, but it says it's "secret". How can I get some more information on this club?

  6. I live close to the Oliver Twist so I'd love to check out New West Readers, plus Bookcrossing. What is New West Readers reading right now…I'd love to be in on the discussion at the end of the month.
    Mike, Edmonds area, Burnaby

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