Readers & writers

Readers

If you want to get the most from your reading or connect with other passionate readers or writers, we have year-round events, book clubs and resources just for you!

Find your next read

That's what our friendly librarians are for. Contact your local library or email our ask a librarian service and ask us for advice on what might suit your reading interests. We have a huge collection of digital reading material. Our librarians can help you find an ebook or eAudiobook that you can download direct to your device at home.

Our reading websites can also help you search for and discover your next read. See our eLibrary page for help finding new reads similar to those you already enjoy reading, including NoveList Plus and Who Else Writes Like...?

For more information about our eBooks and eAudiobooks, see our eLibrary page.

Never used our digital platforms before? No worries! Our staff can help get you started over the phone or you can follow our setup instructions from our connect with us at home page.

Meet an author

We host touring authors online and in person throughout the year, from household names to famous faces of the future. Keep an eye on our social media channels and events calendar for more information.

Autobiographies, biographies and memoirs

Walk a page in someone else's shoes with the latest 21 for 2021 to hit the shelves.

  1. You've got to be kidding by Todd Alexander
  2. The beauty of living twice by Sharon Stone
  3. Emotional female by Yumiko Kadota
  4. One last dance by Emma Jane Holmes
  5. Black and blue a memoir of racism and resilience by Veronica Gorrie
  6. History of drowning the autobiography by Dennis Nilsen
  7. Leave me alone a memoir of me, myself & Trish by Christian Hull
  8. Car crash a memoir by Lech Blaine
  9. Of gold & dust a memoir of a creative life by Samantha Wills
  10. Promises to keep by Joseph R. Biden
  11. Becoming: adapted for younger readers by Michelle Obama
  12. Two cultures, one story by Dr Robert Isaacs
  13. Eat a peach: a memoir by David Chang
  14. Grief on the run: how active grieving helped me cope with devastating loss by Julie Zarifeh
  15. Consent: a memoir by Vanessa Springora
  16. The happiest man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
  17. Beautiful things: a memoir by Robert Hunter Biden
  18. Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
  19. The women's doc: true stories from my five decades delivering babies and making history by Caroline de Costa
  20. The jungle doctor: the adventures of an international wildlife vet by Dr Chloe Buiting
  21. The soul of a woman by Isabel Allende

Writers

Woman checking out book from library

Gold Coast Libraries provides both supportive workspaces and regular workshops for writers. These will help you develop your craft and connect with other writers, whatever stage of your writing career you're at.

We have a range of online activities and resources to help you get more from your writing. Browse our catalogue for useful books and other resources.

Writing Fridays

Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a new supportive space to focus on your writing, free of distractions, every week. We're following the lead of the best writers and employing the Pomodoro technique of time management. With a facilitator on hand throughout the day, it's the perfect opportunity to turn your brilliant ideas into great pieces of writing. Join us at Helensvale Library every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Find out more.

Writers newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming writers workshops and events, writing courses, the latest writing books and more.

Book clubs

Connect with other readers through our Facebook page. We share reading recommendations, new releases and author content.

When our services return to normal, you're also invited to join us at one of our many open or community-run book clubs across the city.

Open book clubs

Our open book clubs run across our libraries - share your thoughts and ideas on books you are reading in a friendly and social environment. There's no need to book - just turn up, listen and chat about what you're reading.

Set up your own book club

Want to connect with other local readers and form your own book club? We have lots of tips on creating your own book club.

When you've started your book club, you can access our range of book club kits available for loan. Each kit contains 10 copies of a title for the exclusive use of your book club.

If interested in registering to use our book club kits, please complete the Book Club Registration form available at your local library. Once registered, you can book your kits online using your book club's library membership card.

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