Our inaugural Bradford Light Book Club gathering will discuss one of the most popular and influential novels of a generation, the much-loved young adult classic Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. This book is not just for children; adults the world over have fallen in love with the magical universe created by Pullman and, given the popularity of the recent BBC adaptation His Dark Materials, we thought it would be the perfect book to begin with.

Please read some or all of the novel in advance of the meeting. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide copies of the books chosen as part of this group.


About the Bradford Book Club

The Bradford Light Book Club is a community group which celebrates a shared love of stories, books and cinema. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at The Light Cinema in Bradford to share our thoughts, feelings and opinions in a relaxed, welcoming and supportive environment. Group sessions are led by founding member Paula, with a selection of special guest hosts arranged by Bradford Literature Festival.

Each month we explore a selected piece of fiction taken from the BBC Arts list ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’, a varied and wide-ranging list that truly has something for everyone.

Whether you are an avid bibliophile looking for a new bookish adventure, or a part-time reader who enjoys a friendly chat over a cup of tea, everyone is welcome at the Bradford Light Book Club. Light snacks and a cosy setting are provided, warm and cold drinks are available from the bar.

Bradford Light Book Club is a project of The Light Cinema in collaboration with Bradford Literature Festival.


How to Become a Member

If you would like to join the Bradford Light Book Club, simply email us at bradfordlightbookclub@outlook.com or drop in to The Light Bradford and ask for Deputy Manager, Julie.

If you can’t make it in person you are welcome to take part online! Join a friendly online community of literature lovers via the Bradford Light Book Club Facebook group.

How to Find Us

The Light Bradford is part of The Broadway and is located just outside of the shopping centre, next to the Yorkshire Bank. For accessibility information, please visit bradford.lightcinemas.co.uk.

Public Transport

The Light Cinema is located within a 5-minute walk from Bradford Interchange bus and train station, and Bradford Forster Square train station. For information on bus and train timetables, please visit wymetro.com.


Bradford Light Book Club members can receive 5 hours free parking at The Broadway on the night. For parking information, please visit broadwaybradford.com.