Five Books and Waterstones present

Italian Book Club

Waterstones, William Baker House, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AF

Do you love Italy and all things Italian? Does the idea of knowing more about the country’s literature, history and culture appeal? Then this Italian book club is for you.

We’ll be covering some classic Italian literature, novels and contemporary fiction (in translation) as well as the odd political or historical tome — and, if we like, even the occasional cookbook. We’ll be arranging regular guest speakers, to take us through some of the tougher subjects, and to get a more real sense of Italy and Italian culture.

We meet at 6.30pm, on the first Monday of every month, in the cafe at Waterstones, Oxford. Join us!

Enquiries to Rosalinda Polato (

Past meetings:

November 6th: Dante, a Very Short Introduction. 

December 6th: Dante’s Divine Comedy.

January 9th: The Optician of Lampedusa. 


Five Books runs two book clubs. We also have a Latin Lovers Book Club, which meets the second Monday of the month in Waterstones, Gower Street in London at 6pm.