Book Club

Welcome to the New Writing North Book Club:
made in Newcastle and open to 
book-lovers everywhere!

Read Adventurously

Join our club to discover the very best new releases in literary fiction. Each title has been hand-picked by our programmers Rebecca and Grace, who have chosen absolute gems they are sure you’ll love. Our selection includes books by brilliant debut authors and from independent presses that may have passed you by – you won’t find these titles in the supermarket! 

Thanks to our partnership with The Bound bookshop in Whitley Bay, you’ll also be supporting an indie bookseller with every package you receive.

New Writing North Book Club launched in February 2022. Our six-book offer has now sold out. You can still sign up (or register a friend) for this year, which runs until January 2023, and recieve the 3 remaining titles along with access to all previous event recordings.

Sign up here

Sign up to receive:

  • Surprise paperback books, each signed by the author
  • Digital events with the authors, where you can ask questions and discuss their work
  • Two digital book club meet-ups, where you can chat with fellow book-lovers about the titles you’re reading
  • A surprise bookish treat in every parcel from New Writing North or The Bound
  • Access to our online community, where you can discuss the books with other readers
  • A special e-newsletter to accompany every book, featuring extra content and reading questions.

New Writing North Book Club schedule:

Please note, Book 1 and 2 were part of our six-book package, which has now sold out. Subscriptions from 2 April 2022 begin with Book 3.

Book 1 (Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan) – receive your book by 6 March
Live digital event with author 29 March 2022

Book 2 (Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden) – receive your book by 8 April
Live digital event with the author 12 May 2022

Book 3 (Rizzio by Denise Mina) – receive your book by 10 June
Live digital event with the author July 2022

Book 4 (My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley) – receive your book by 5 August
Live digital event with the author September 2022

Book 5 (Diamond Hill by Kit Fan) – receive your book by 7 October
Live digital event with the author November 2022

Book 6 (Cecily by Annie Garthwaite) – receive your book by 8 December
Live digital event with the author January 2023

Situated on Park View, Whitley Bay, the bound stocks a hand-picked, eye-popping range of new and in-print books. Eclectic, original and endlessly enthusiastic about the printed word, and staffed by passionate, knowledgeable bibliophiles happy to talk books. In short we love books as much as you do!

The Bound