The Reading Room is open from 2pm to 7pm, Monday to Saturday , but don't let the name fool you.
This place is an all-in-one lounge, library, gallery and cinema, providing the perfect place for to meet friends, join discussion groups, watch a documentary, see some art or simply curl up on a quaint couch with a new zine or your favourite book.
You can catch Meg Cowell's photography exhibition To the Surface as part of the SALA festival at The Reading Room, and there's a healthy calendar of events throughout the year which you can learn about through the blog or Facebook.
The Reading Room is part of Renew Adelaide, a not-for-profit project aiming to give under used and empty buildings and shopfronts in urban Adelaide a new life, to the benefit to the community. It's run by locals and is big on supporting local artists so stepping inside gives you a real slice of Adelaide talent and culture.
The Reading Room is currently in need of monetary donations to help with the installation of brighter lighting. Only $249 more is needed and there's a range of incentives for people looking to donate $10 or more. You can donate here.
I've always been really intrigued by this place, but I've never had the guts to actually go there. I don't know what it is, but I always feel quite intimidated by small places, and worry that if I go check them out I'll be surrounded by a whole load of people who all know each other but don't like me. Like turning up at a party of someone you don't know.
It is silly I know! I would really like to check this place out though, so maybe I'll have to get the courage to do so.. :)