Richmond Barracks

Online Book Club: ‘Shuggie Bain’’ by Douglas Stuart

Join us this September when we will be reading and discussing the 2020 Booker prize winner ‘Shuggie Bain’’ by Douglas Stuart. 

About the book

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings.

About the book club

Please note from September the in-person book club will be from 7-8pm on the last Wednesday of the month. This is changing from the last Tuesday of the month 11am-12pm.

The book clubs are held on the last Wednesday of every month, one taking place online and the other in-person at Richmond Barracks. We start each session with an inclusive discussion about the current title and then have a broader discussion about what we’re reading and swap recommendations.

The event will take place online using Zoom. The Zoom link for this online event will be sent to you in a reminder email, 24 hours prior to the event. 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on +353 1 524 2532 or email us at