We started Bored to Death book club because we love to read, but never found ourselves reading the same books at the same time. It drove us crazy that we could never talk about the books we were reading and started looking for a way to share this.
Back in 2013, there weren’t many literary events in Rotterdam and certainly none that talked about the books and authors we wanted to talk about. Instead of waiting around for someone else to host the events we wanted to go to, we decided to make our own and Bored to Death book club was born!
Every month we come together with a great group of people to talk about books and literature and whatever else comes up during our discussions. We host a book club for general literature at V11 and one for Young Adult literature at Donner. For both book clubs, we try to pick books that are unfamiliar or underappreciated in the Netherlands, so we’re always on the lookout for new and interesting books that you wouldn’t hear about somewhere else.
Besides discovering new books, our book clubs are also about getting to know new people. Rotterdam is a very international city and to make our clubs accessible for everyone, we host the evenings in English. The books we pick are also always written in English, but you’re welcome to read it in your own preferred language as well.
If you’re interested in joining our book club, definitely check out our FAQ if you have any more questions. You can also send us an email or reach out to us on social media. We’re always happy to talk you! Joining our book club is free and signing up is real easy: just use this form and you’re in!
On our events page, you can see when we’re meeting next and we hope to welcome you to our book club soon!
I want to buy books now!
We’ve made it so easy for you to get the book club books or any other book you want. You can order at Bol.com or Book Depository and the books will be delivered to your doorstep. And with every book you order through our website, you also support our book club! We promise to invest the money into free bookmarks.
The next books up for order at Bol.com are:
You might also want to have a look for them at Book Depository. Cheap books & you don’t have to pay for shipping! Shipping can take up to 2 weeks though, so keep this in mind if the book club is coming up soon.