Reading for pleasure

Browse our reading for pleasure collection and activities.

We have a collection of reading for pleasure resources available for you to use through the library. Reading for pleasure can positively benefit your mental health and wellbeing. We also run events relating to our reading for pleasure initiative.

Our collection

Use library search or our reading lists to choose an item, and request to collect it from the campus of your choice. We also have displays of topical and new books across our libraries, ask at the help desk if you would like a staff member to show you where to find these.

Search the reading for pleasure collection

Reading lists

Book clubs

We run a book club for UWE Bristol students and staff, everyone is welcome to join.

You can sign up to our mailing list to hear about our upcoming events by emailing the Library Engagement Team at

Our book clubs run throughout the academic year and cover history months, genres and moods. Pick a book from your own collection or borrow something that interests you from the Library. You can read as much or as little as you like and come along for the company and conversation.

April book club: books that bring us joy

Online book club:

 In person book club:
  • Date and time: Thursday 25 April 13:00-14:00
  • Location: Level 2, Frenchay Library

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