Cozy Reads at Seymour Library

  • 03/12/2024
  • 11:36
  • maureen

Seymour Library Read In

Get ready for a cozy afternoon of reading at Seymour Library! We welcome anyone interested in participating in our Cozy Read-In, to drop into the library anytime between 1 and 4 pm on Thursday, March 21.

Relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs, bring your own book, or select something from our Cozy Reads display, and enjoy light refreshments from the Friends of Seymour Library. Then, at 3 pm, join us for a book discussion, and let us know what you think of your current read! Participation in the discussion is not mandatory. Feel free to cozy up and bring a pillow or lap throw for added comfort. 

West-Lobby-Magazines and Reading Nook

No registration is required for this free program, however, this program is designed for adults and teens.

What is a Cozy Read-In? Where did it start?

The Cozy Read-In was inspired by the Silent Book Club which is a global community of readers and introverts who gather in public at bars, cafes, bookstores, libraries, and online to read together in quiet camaraderie (

This is a way to gauge the interest in becoming a participating location in the Silent Book Club and offering more communal, quiet reading times. This is also a great time of year to offer a calming but communal program, as many people have been more isolated during the winter months and may be seeking a safe place to interact with others without the pressure of having to talk or finish a book for a traditional book club.

For those seeking cozy reads, try:

Shady Hollow by Juneau Black

The Shady Hollow Mystery series by Juneau Black.

This series starts with book one, Shady Hollow, where a newcomer to Shady Hollow, reporter Vera Vixen is fast on the case when a local resident is murdered, but when her investigation exposes more than one mystery, revealing that more lives are in danger–including hers–she must race against time to bring a killer to justice.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

The Monk and Robot series by Becky Chambers.

This cozy Science Fiction series starts with A Psalm for the Wild-Built, where it’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of “what do people need?” is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They’re going to need to ask it a lot. Becky Chambers’s new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?

Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Legends and Lattes series by Travis Baldree. This cozy fantasy series starts with Legends and Lattes.

Come take a load off at Viv’s cafe, the first & only coffee shop in Thune. Grand opening! Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv, the orc barbarian, cashes out of the warrior’s life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop the city has ever seen. However, her dreams of a fresh start filling mugs instead of swinging swords are hardly a sure bet. Old frenemies and Thune’s shady underbelly may just upset her plans. To finally build something that will last, Viv will need some new partners, and a different kind of resolve. 

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family-and a new love-changes the course of her life. As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being alone and she follows the rules…with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos “pretending” to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. A cozy Romance with a touch of fantasy.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen book jacket.

Waverly Family novels by Sarah Addison Allen.

Cozy fiction with a touch of magical realism. In the first book, Garden Spells, a successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.

More cozy reads:
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic by Breanne Randall
Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater
A Market of Dreams and Destiny by Trip Galey
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay