Reading Retreats

If you are looking for a weekend of reading, relaxing, bookish chat and delicious food then you have come to the right place!

I began hosting reading retreats after searching for something similar to attend, and finding nothing within a reasonable price range. I reached out to Sian, at Kirkfield B&B in the Yorkshire Dales who was immediately on board and our first retreat in October 2019 took place.

The retreats typically take place Friday-Sunday and we have a loose schedule, offering a good mix of reading sessions, chances to explore local surroundings, visits to local bookshops (with discounts on purchases) and the time to get to know some of the other retreat guests. However, these retreats are very much what you want to make them, and if that means staying in your room (admiring the stunning views) for the entire weekend then that is also perfectly fine. These are no pressure weekends.

2021 DATES

Dates and locations TBC

These weekends are the perfect option for anyone looking for guilt-free reading with a bit of exploring in the local countryside and a small amount of no-pressure socialising.

You can see details of past retreats here:

October 2019

March 2020

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or reach out to me on social media; my Instagram handle is @jessmcglynnxo and the retreat is @sparrowretreats