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Indulge your love for reading with King St Bookclub - a new book every month, lively discussions, and endless fun with wine and delicious flavours of King St!

Join now and let the pages turn!


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Welcome to the King St Book Club, a literary community unlike any other! Established in 2017, the King St Book Club has quickly become a beloved destination for book lovers and avid readers in the community.

Our unique and exciting experience combines engaging literary discussions with delightful culinary adventures. Members can enjoy delicious food and a glass of wine at various venues along King St while discussing contemporary fiction from Australia and around the world.

Jennifer Stephens, the Book Clubs Manager at Avid Reader, expertly curates the club's reading list and is committed to fostering meaningful book discussions. With 9 years at Avid Reader and previous experience managing an international bookstore in Prague, Jennifer is a passionate advocate for independent bookshops and has a deep appreciation for literature's ability to bring people together. Under her guidance, the King St Book Club has become a thriving community of book lovers where members share their thoughts in a warm and inclusive environment.

Whether you're an avid reader or simply looking for a fun and intellectually stimulating social activity, the King St Book Club is the perfect choice. Embrace the chance to expand your literary horizons, enjoy good food and wine, and connect with like-minded individuals.

So why not join us for an exciting literary adventure? Whether you're a long-time member or new to the club, we invite you to experience the enriching and welcoming environment of the King St Book Club.


The Wren by Anne Enright - 14 May

Come along to the King Street Book Club and join us for an evening of lively, in-depth discussion of The Wren, by Booker Prize-winning Irish author, Anne Enright.

A contemporary novel of daughterhood and motherhood; A multigenerational novel that traces the inheritance not just of trauma but also of wonder, it is a testament to the glorious resilience of women in the face of promises false and true. Above all, it is an exploration of the love between mother and daughter – sometimes fierce, often painful, but always transcendent.

Date and time: Starts on Tue, 14 May 2024 6:00 PM AEST

Location: artisan 45 King Street Bowen Hills, QLD 4006


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  • February: The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane

    March: Stoner by John Williams

    April: Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein

    May: Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton.

    June: Dust Child - Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, 

    July: Aphrodite’s Breath: A Mother and Daughter’s Greek Island Adventure - Susan Johnson - AUTHOR EVENT @ Rydges

    August: The House of Doors - Tan Twan Eng.

    September: The Memory of Animals - Claire Fuller

    October: Black Butterflies - Priscilla Morris

    Spring Book Chat Event (October): Sunbirds - Mirandi Riwoe

  • February: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

    March: The Promise by Damon Galgut

    April: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

    May: The Sorrow Stone by Kari Gislason - AUTHOR EVENT @ artisan

    June: The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir

    July: Bone Memories by Sally Piper - AUTHOR EVENT @ Rydges

    August: Love Marriage by Monica Ali

    September: Faithless by Alice Nelson

    October: This Devastating Fever by Sophie Cunningham

    November: Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie

    December: Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz

  • February: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    March: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    April: Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa (12 at artisan)

    May: From Where I Fell by Susan Johnson *Author event at artisan (17 Registrations)

    June: Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller (14 at Fat Dumpling)

    July: Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon (18 at Fat Dumpling – split into 2 tables; comp ticket to additional facilitator)

    August: The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen (A Memoir) by Krissy Kneen *AUTHOR EVENT @ artisan 20 registrations

    September: China Room by Sunjeev Sahota (17 at Space & Co.)

    October: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent (16 at artisan)

    November: Intimacies by Katie Kitamura (19 Registrations – at Space & Co.)

    December: Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser (19 Registrations – at Space & Co.)

  • January: Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi

    February: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

    March: Bruny by Heather Rose Online

    April: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Online

    May: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    June: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    July: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    August: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    September: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    October: No meeting at St due to Covid restrictions

    November: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

    December: No meeting at King St due to Covid restrictions

  • February: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

    March: The Children's House, by Alice Nelson

    April: Preservation by Jock Serong

    May: Improvement by Joan Silber

    June: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson *AUTHOR EVENT at Rydges

    July: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    August: The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

    September: The War Artist by Simon Cleary

    October: The Yield by Tara June Winch

    November: Shell by Kristina Olsson *Author Event at Rydges

    December: Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman

  • February: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

    March: The Secrets at Ocean's Edge by Kali Napier *AUTHOR EVENT @Rydges

    April: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

    May: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    June: The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winto

    July: The Only Story by Julian Barnes

    August: The Way Things Should Be by Bridie Jabour

    September: Prague Spring by Simon Mawer

    October: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

    November: Normal People by Sally Rooney

    December: The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper *AUTHOR EVENT at Atelier

  • May: The Memory Stones by Caroline Brothers

    June: Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain

    July: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

    August: To Become a Whale by Ben Hobson *Author event at Rydges

    September: The Scandal (Beartown) by Fredrik Backman

    October: Parting Words by Cass Moriarty *AUTHOR event at Fat Dumpling

    November: Taboo by Kim Scott 

    December: Atlantic Black by AS Patric


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