Books & Writing

​Reading Recommendations

 VBPL Recommends - Tell us what you like to read and VBPL staff will provide you with a personalized list of recommended books to keep you reading. 

NoveList - Use NoveList to find fiction books based on books you have enjoyed or topics in which you are interested.  This resource includes booklists, reviews and a comprehensive database of fiction and nonfiction books.

Book Clubs​

Are you looking for a place to discuss your latest reads? Virginia Beach Public Library offers two types of book clubs.

  • Now Read This: Read a selected book each month. 
  • Read and Share: Discuss anything you have been reading.​

Search the online calendar for book club event listings.​ 

Community Book Club Kits

Do you have a book club, or are you interested in starting one? Check out a Book Club Kit from VBPL. Kits include discussion questions, 2 large print, 2 CD audiobook, and at least 8 regular print copies of a book. 


Author Talks - VBPL frequently brings guest authors to read from their books, talk about their inspiration and creative process. Books are generally available for purchase and signing following the Author Talk. Learn how the stories go from the author’s mind to the page. Look for author events in our online calendar

Writers - VBPL offers a variety of classes and programs for writers and aspiring writers.

​Local Author Collection - A collection of works by local authors is located at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. A local author is defined for the purpose of this collection as an author who currently resides in South Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth or Suffolk) or who lived in the area when their work was written or produced. If you are a local author and would like to submit your work for our local author collection, please contact us at 385-0150 or​

​Writing Club

Meet fellow writers, provide and gain valuable feedback, and access writer resources, all virtually. Meetings are held online in a Goodreads​ group. Register for the club by visiting our event calendar​.​​​

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