Reading and Writing

Book Groups

The Library runs or supports several book groups.  We are also delighted to supply books for the many independent book groups in Shetland.

Reading Sets for Book Groups

Here is a list of some of our books available in five or more copies.

Most of our Shetland books are also available in multiple copies.

Multi-user eBooks and eAudiobooks

If you want to start your own group, we can help with books to borrow and space to meet.  Several self-run groups use the library.

Hurricane Book Group

Hurricane Book Club is a hybrid book club that takes place in-person and online on Twitter.  It is run jointly with publishers Pan Macmillan and Falkirk, Glasgow and Shetland Libraries.

In 2023, for the eighth season, the group will be reading Finding Hildasay by Christian Lewis (February), The Maiden by Kate Foster (April) and The Last Summer by Karen Swan (June).

If you would like more details, search for @HurricaneBkClub on Twitter or contact

Saturday Slaughters

Our crime reading group was inspired by Orkney Library.

The group normally meets on the second Saturday of the month, from 2pm - 3pm.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Marghie at the Library on

Next meetings and what we're reading

  • Saturday 10 June 2023 - The Maeshowe Murders by B K Bryce
  • Saturday 8 July 2023 - Forever Home by Graham Norton

South Mainland book group

This is another independent group which meets via Zoom on the last Wednesday of each month.

New members are welcome - contact

South Mainland 2023 reading list