Readers & writers

Readers

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Allira Potter is a creator and writer, reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, model and empowerment mindset coach. The proud Yorta-Yorta woman is also a manifesting queen, using the power of the mind. Wild & Witchy is written in Allira's trademark style where you'll find tasks, tools, techniques and a few witchy rituals to help you be in your most abundant life ever. Meet Allira on Wednesday 23 February at Broadbeach Library where she will chat about her book, her journey so far, and where she hopes to go in the future. Grab a copy of Wild & Witchy and book your seat today.

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.

Can’t find the book you are looking for? You can request the purchase of books, large print books and audiobooks not found in our catalogue through Suggest a Purchase.

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.

Writers

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Writing Fridays

Gold Coast Libraries and Queensland Writers Centre have teamed up to offer Gold Coast writers a space to cultivate their habit of writing and connect with other writers in the community. Following the Pomodoro technique, Writing Fridays is a free, volunteer-led program for local writers at all levels.

Join us at Helensvale Library or Elanora Library from 10am. 

Writing Fridays at Elanora is currently on hold for January 2022.

Looking for inspiration? Look no further. Here are some of the best writing releases for 2021.

If you are looking for short or long courses to do on writing, creative writing and more? Head to LinkedIn Learning via our library website, enter your library card and pin and enjoy access to thousands of courses delivered by professionals, all at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

Readers & Writers eNews

Stay up to date with upcoming writers workshops and events, live author talks, and the latest releases and resources for writers.

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

Create your own book club and meet at your local library to discuss the books you have read. Ask staff about Book Club Kits to access books for your club.

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.

Genre reads

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Find your genre

Discover a new author in your favourite genre or try something new altogether. From Rom-coms to award winning we have you covered. Drop into your local library for a hard copy of click the link below to find your next read.

Australian rural romance

Lust in the dust. Tales of love and fortune lost and found in rural regions and the great Aussie outback.

Award winning fiction

The finest in fiction. Outstanding authors who have celebrated a literary prize or two.

Rom-coms

Romantic comedies that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Cosy mysteries

Often in a small community, these whodunnits are crime without the gore.

Domestic noir

Suburban crime. Drama unfolds in the place most people feel safest – the family home.

Epic sagas

Follow generations of families through drama, love and tumultuous times.

Fresh & flirty

Light-hearted modern romance for the perfect escape. A great beach read.

Historical fiction

Set in historical places and times, these stories relocate you to a world gone by.

Humorous

Laugh out loud, feel good and smile as you follow crazy adventures and fun stories.

Nordic noir

Focused detectives solving crimes in challenging and often freezing settings.

Otherworlds

Magic, fantasy, escapism and the epic hero story. Journey into the impossible yet believable.

Paranormal romance

Love of another kind with steamy shapeshifters and loveable monsters.

Sci-Fi

Stranger than fiction stories set in space, parallel universes and beyond.

Swoonworthy romance

Guaranteed to give you heart-eyes and fill you with positive emotions.

Time travel

Travel without a passport. So many worlds, so many endless possibilities.

Thriller & suspense

Edge of your seat suspense with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Uplifting reads

Feel good, life affirming stories that warm the heart and feed the soul.

Urban fantasy

Magic set in the world we know. Supernatural meets reality.

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