Book Clubs

Daytime and evening book groups

The daytime Appetite Book Club meets in the shop from 10.30 to 12.00 usually on the last Monday morning of the month but dates are sometimes changed so please ask in the shop. We have space for up to 20 people to meet up to discuss each month’s chosen book. As the morning book group has become increasingly popular we have now added an afternoon session  to give more people the chance to join in.

With a cup of real coffee and a homemade cake to help the conversation flow, this is an ideal way to meet other book lovers and share reading experiences.

The cost is £10.00 which includes entrance to book club, coffee and cake, and a £5.00 club voucher which can be used for the next club choice or for any other book.

Ask in the shop for more details and to find out the next book club choice.

The daytime Appetite Book Club is the new addition to the evening club which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2018.

Both clubs are run by Jo Coldwell who joined Red Lion Books in 2016.  The evening Appetite Book Club holds meetings on the last Tuesday and the last Wednesday of the month.

It has grown steadily over the years and most monthly sessions are fully booked. The group meet together over a two-course meal and glass of wine at a local restaurant. It attracts  over  100 people each month and the author of the book discussed very often attends.

For more information and to book a place please  email  Jo to

Or find out more on the Appetite Book Club facebook page here

The two groups read the same book allowing members to switch from daytime to evening sessions to suit.

Children’s Book Groups

We are really pleased that during 2017 two more book groups were established for children, one aimed at 8 -12 year olds and one for teenage/young adults. The emphasis is firmly on reading for pleasure and sharing the excitement and understanding that books bring.

In 2017 the shop became an official ‘learning destination’ for the Children’s University. Participants have their ‘Passport to Learning’ stamped when they attend.

These fun sessions help develop and maintain the reading habit from childhood through teenage years into adulthood. Both groups meet in the shop on Saturday afternoons towards the end of each month. The teenage group meet at 2 pm with the 8 – 12’s following on at 3 pm.

There is no charge for the children’s book groups – entry is by buying the book at the shop.