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Our Book Club has been running since 2010 and continues to thrive. At one stage it became too large and we split it in two - so now we have two meetings a month, both reading the same book. Members can choose which night they come and can vary it to suit themselves. It is a very friendly, relaxed group and new members are made to feel very welcome. There is no pressure to say anything if you don't want to!


As of February 2019, the Wednesday meeting will be taking place at The Little Ripon Bookshop, 12-13 Westgate, at 7.30pm. The Monday meeting will continue to be at the Ripon Spa Hotel, on the last Monday of the month, where they kindly let us use their room for free - therefore I encourage everyone to buy a drink from the bar to support this fantastic independent business.

We read a mixture of books and try to alternate between contemporary and classics, although recently we have been reading more contemporary writers. Pretty much the only rule is that members of the Book Club buy the book from our shop (at 20% discount.) Please do not bring kindles ...being a member of the Book Club is about supporting The Little Ripon Bookshop.



Previous Book Club TItles, 2019


 January - The Wild Other, Clover Stroud

Educated, Tara Westover



February - The Hope Fault

Tracy Farr


March - All Among the Barley

Melissa Harrison


April - The Salt Path

Raynor Winn


May - Transcription

Kate Atkinson


June - Circe

Madeline Miller


July - Leonard and Hungry Paul

Ronan Hession


September - Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

Andrew Miller




Previous Book Club Titles 2018


 January - The Museum of You, Carys Bray



                February- How to Stop Time, Matt Haig



 March - Idaho, Emily Ruskovich



                April - Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie



May - My Name is Leon, Kit De Waal



                 June  - Bear Town, Fredrik Backman



July - The Lie of the Land, Amanda Craig



                September - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,  

Arundhati Roy



October - The Last of the Greenwoods,

Claire Morrall



November - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton


December - Silence in the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge


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Book Club October 2019

An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones


7.30pm Wednesday 17th October

(at The Little Ripon Bookshop)


7.30pm Monday 28th October

(at Ripon Spa Hotel)

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