讀書會由香港中文大學大學通識教育部、專業進修學院及 第二書店合辦，希望透過定期聚會及網上空間，為校園內外的愛書者提供互相交流，互相學習的機會；參與者以開放的態度分享閱讀的經驗和心得，共同開拓廣闊的 知識視野，體現通識教育的精神。自2001年開辦至今，已舉行了一百多次聚會，聚會場地亦由中大校園伸展至中區，讓更多校外人士參與。讀書會每月聚會約兩次，主要於專業進修學院中環上課中心舉行，地址：中環美國銀行中心1樓A中大專業進修學院演講廳。
Co-organized by the Office of University General Education, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Second Bookstore, the Book Club aims to promote reading by introducing quality books. The Book Club holds gatherings twice a month alternately on the University campus and at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Centre in Central. Speakers of the Book Club are from different fields, and the topics of rich variety, covering both Chinese and Western works. Participants also provide their insights, which leads to enthusiastic discussions. Books discussed in the past have included The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Yue Yue Ji (a book on the history and appreciation of music), Civilization and Capitalism, The Plague, the Yi Jing, and others.