Book Club

Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
By January 6, 2015 Read More →

Wednesday morning January book club choice: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Thanks so much to the Wednesday Morning gang (including four-year-old superhero Oliver) for a great chat about the bleak and problematic-yet-compelling Julius Winsome! For next month’s meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 10-11am, we’ll be reading Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis. See you all then!

Tuesday evening book club choice: Northline by Willy Vlautin
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Tuesday evening book club choice: Northline by Willy Vlautin

Thanks to everyone who came along last night to talk about the (very demanding!) Riddle of the Sands! For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 6-7pm, we’ll be reading Willy Vlautin’s Northline. Copies available in-store now (and it even comes with a CD!) Bookclubber Pat tells us that Willy’s band might be playing in [...]

Setting up a book club
By October 1, 2014 Read More →

Setting up a book club

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop is home to three monthly book clubs, which are always open to new members.  You can visit our book club page (here) to find out what we’re reading and when. Our book clubs are always lively and informal, and we are often asked for ideas and tips for new book clubs. We’re [...]

Wednesday morning book club choice: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
By September 17, 2014 Read More →

Wednesday morning book club choice: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Thanks to all the Wednesday Morning folks who came along this morning to discuss Sinead Morrissey’s Parallax — and to debate the relative merits (or demerits) of Anthony Hopkins; being honest with one’s parents; and whether living in Egypt means you’ll be dead at 40 (it doesn’t, but thanks, Bernie!). For next month’s meeting on [...]

Tuesday evening book club choice: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
By September 17, 2014 Read More →

Tuesday evening book club choice: The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Thanks to all the Tuesday Evening heads who came along for a roaring discussion of 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff! That was our biggest-ever meeting, with about 30 people (plus me and Jo). And now I know what the saying “the more the merrier” means — it sure is true! For next month’s [...]

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn
By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Travel writing book club choice: Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn

Thanks to the small but committed group who came along to this month’s Travel Writing Book Club to talk about Homage to Barcelona! For next month’s meeting on Thursday, August 21, 6:30-7:30pm, we’ll be reading Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn. Copies are available at a special discounted price [...]

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
By July 2, 2014 Read More →

Tuesday Evening Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Just back from a fabulous Tuesday Evening Book Club meeting! Subject: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.  Discussion: crackin’. Verdict: fun. Homemade sangria by Denise: plentiful. And strong. For next month’s meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 6-7pm, we’re reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Copies will be available in the shop as [...]

Tuesday evening book club: The Rosie Project
By June 17, 2014 Read More →

Tuesday evening book club: The Rosie Project

Thanks to the gang who came along to out Tuesday evening book club this month talk about Life After Life by Kate Atkinson! (And a little frisson of excitement came at the end of the meeting, when we discovered we were (temporarily) locked in the shop. Every reader’s dream!) Oh, and Jo read out her [...]

Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot
By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Wednesday Morning Bookclub: Middlemarch by George Elliot

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Wednesday morning book club – we shared an interesting, fun, lively, wide-ranging, divided discussion of Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner (says the woman who only ready sixty pages of the book!). Rachel Kushner will be reading alongside Eleanor Catton, at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, this Saturday [...]

Wednesday Bookclub Choice: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
By March 19, 2014 Read More →

Wednesday Bookclub Choice: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

Thanks to everyone who came along to last Wednesday’s Book Club – we had a really, really great conversation about Waterland  by Graham Swift. Divided opinions — but nearly everyone was glad s/he’d read it. (I still can’t get that landscape out of my mind.) For next month, the Wednesday Morning group will be reading [...]