Ampersand Book Club

Do you want to read new books, meet some bookish people, and have good chats over coffee? Then the Ampersand Book Club is for you! Pick up the book in-store and come along to our next meetup. 

This session's book
1984 by George Orwell
One secondhand copy available in store

Meeting date for this session

Saturday the 27th of July, 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Meeting location
Downstairs at Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore, 78 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021


Sign up form
Join the Ampersand Book Club


If you are planning to come to one of the meetings, please sign up so I know how many people to expect. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

Happy reading, fellow book lovers!

1984 by George Orwell

Here is a synopsis for this session's book, 1984.

'Big Brother is Watching You.'

Winston Smith rewrites history. It’s his job. Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, he helps the Party, and the omnipresent Big Brother, control the people of Oceania. But the notebook he’s begun to write in is against the rules – in fact, the Thought Police could arrest him simply for having it. Despite the danger, a seed of rebellion has begun to grow in Winston’s heart – one that could have devastating consequences.

In George Orwell’s final novel, he explores a dystopian future in which a totalitarian government controls the actions, thoughts and even emotions of its citizens. Its lasting popularity is testament to Orwell’s powerful prose, and is a passionate warning for today.


Source: HarperCollins.com.au