Resources for Reading Groups

Reading Group Events



If you are thinking of starting a reading group, or want to add even more interest and variety to your existing group, you may be interested in our occasional events, such as author visits and private shopping evenings.

We also get involved in events to celebrate World Book Day and National Poetry Day, among other national and international celebrations.

Why not join our mailing list and be among the first to be notified of these events?

Local Authors

At The Bookcase we have contact with many local authors. If your group would like an author visit please do get in touch and we can try to arrange that for you.

Reading Group Day at Lowdham Book Festival

We are so happy that the annual Reading Group Day at our summer book festival became the inspiration for National Reading Group Day, now run by The Reading Agency and supported by libraries and bookshops around the UK as part of Independant Bookshop Week every June. If you would like to know more about this please contact us.

This year we welcomed the TV presenter, actress and writer, Janet Ellis, as our Reading Group author with her debut novel, The Butcher’s Hook, a dark and twisted tale of a young girl in 18th century London, determined to take her life in her own hands, at any cost.

The session started with Janet chatting to publisher and journalist, Fanny Blake, who is herself the author of six novels (and was brought up in Lowdham), but lively discussion followed all round.

(Some of Fanny’s books are available to buy from our nottinghambooks website).


What to read?

For groups looking for inspiration when choosing new titles we offer Booktime, a free monthly magazine which gives reviews of new books and interviews with authors which should help inform your future choices.

And – if you have read something amazing, do tell us about it we can share your recommendations with other groups.

Have a look here to see some of those recommendations.