Xàbia Book Circle

The Xàbia Book Circle was founded in the late 1980s by an intrepid group of book lovers from different countries and backgrounds who settled in the Marina Alta area of Spain's Costa Blanca and who wanted to share their love of reading with fellow bibliophiles.

In recent years the Circle has grown in numbers and currently includes members from France, Ireland, Lithuania, the UK and the US. The working language is English, but books from around the world have been featured over the years and Spanish literature has always been at the heart of the group. 

What makes us different is that instead of meeting to discuss one particular book, we give presentations and hold discussions on wide-ranging themes, for instance on periods in literature within different cultures, 1930’s poets, the works of a particular author, or subjects such as women in literature. We also enjoy presentations by noted writers and commentators, day trips, celebratory dinners and quiz evenings. We collaborate from time to time with other local groups such as Javea Players and we have enjoyed joint projects with Xàbia Town Council across the years. 

If you would like to find out more, then please contact us from the links on the contacts page. You can be sure of a very warm welcome from all of us.


Jávea  – Xàbia in Valenciano – is aptly described by Wikipedia as “a very popular small seaside resort and market town” located in the Spanish Mediterranean province of Alicante. In normal (non-pandemic) times, the Circle meets monthly in the Xàbia Social Centre, but it also collaborates with the town council and such other local groups as the Jávea Players. Information about past activities can be found elsewhere on this website and also on the group’s facebook page

Xàbia Book Circle meets in the Social Centre in Xàbia Old Town, at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

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