East Lothian Council

Book groups

How to join

  • Do you enjoy reading?
  • Does going out for a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and an informal chat appeal to you?
  • Do you ever have a problem deciding what on earth to read next, or wonder what someone else thought of the book you've just finished?

Then joining a book group may be just the thing for you.


Book group titles


Book group meetings

There are several book groups meeting throughout East Lothian. They usually get together about once a month, in the library or private home.

New members are always very welcome and if there isn't an existing group near you, we can consider starting up a new one.

The book groups meet as follows:

Dunbar Library: meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm.

East Linton: the second Tuesday of the month at 10.30am

Gullane Library: meets on the first Thursday of every month at 2.30pm. Contact the library for details.

Haddington Library: lunchtime group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 12.15pm; the evening group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm.

Longniddry Library: meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm the junior book group for 7-10 year olds meets on alternative Saturdays. Check with the library staff for the times and dates of this one.

Musselburgh Library: first Saturday of every month at 10.15am for adults. We also have a junior book group for primary 4-7 which meets on alternate Saturdays at 2pm – check with the library for the dates.

North Berwick Library: afternoon group meets on the second Monday of the month at 2.00pm; evening group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6.00pm.

Ormiston Library: meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm; the junior book group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 3.30pm, suitable for p4-7.

Port Seton Library: morning group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.00am; evening group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Library. NB there will be a break over the summer with no meeting July and August but will resume in September.

Contact the library for details of both these groups.

For further information please contact your local library or Trina Gavan, telephone: 01620 820680, email: tgavan@eastlothian.gov.uk.

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