The Galley Bookclub is an informal monthly gathering for young readers where we talk about books and share snacks and recommendations ~ it’s the perfect opportunity for budding bibliophiles to make new discoveries and new friends!
We ask that for each gathering you bring along a wee review of a new or an all-time favourite book (just a few sentences will do) which we will put up on our wall so that your recommendations can help other readers find great books! We’ll talk a little about the books we love (and those we haven’t) and at the end we’ll send you all home with a Galley: a book that’s not even published yet.
We’ll usually be meeting on the last Sunday of each month at 10am, with squash and nibbles, in the childrens’ section of The Bookshop. Parents have the opportunity to browse, with complimentary cups of tea or coffee, whilst the Book Group takes place. Vouchers to join are £5 and this can be used off any book in the children’s room. Gatherings last approximately 45 minutes during which time parents can switch off with a cup of tea or coffee, a biscuit and a good browse!
The bookclub is aimed at readers aged 8-11, although confident readers aged 7 are also welcome.
We would encourage younger readers who are on their first chapter books to wait until they are 7 and reading confidently before joining us – there’s no need to rush! Sadly we do not receive books from publishers for such young readers and in our experience little ones can feel ever so slightly out of place.
For 8 to 11s at 10am covers attendance and includes a £5 Voucher
As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.
If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.
The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.
In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.