Reading groups


Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read. Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Elma Turner Library

Bookchat meets at Elma Turner Library on the second Tuesday of each month.  Just roll up - all sessions start at 10.30am.

  • 13 June
  • 11 July
  • 8 August
  • 12 September
  • 10 October
  • 14 November
  • 12 December

Books we discussed at the last Elma Turner Library Bookchat session

All reviews from the Elma Turner Library Bookchat

Stoke Library

Bookchat meets at Stoke Library on the third Wednesday of each month. Just roll up - all sessions start at 5.30pm.

  • 17 May
  • 21 June
  • 19 July
  • 16 August
  • 20 September
  • 18 October
  • 15 November
  • 20 December

Books we discussed at the last Stoke Library Bookchat session

Book discussion scheme

The Book Discussion Scheme is a nation-wide non-profit organisation. BDS lends books & professionally prepared discussion notes to book groups. There are a number of BDS groups that meet in the Nelson Area. Groups pay a fee.

U3A book groups

U3A Nelson have four book related study groups:

  • A reading group, where the members talk about books on a prescribed subject.  
  • A discussion group where participants get the books and notes from WEA.
  • A group called 'Critical Analysis of Contemporary Literature,'
  • A group called 'Bookcases,' where the members meet in each other's homes and show and tell about a selection of books from their personal bookcase.