I recently set up a Book Group and yesterday we met for the first time. I have been looking for a local book group for some time but there is nothing that meets locally. I’m a member of The Bookshop Cafe on Facebook and I was looking for a cross between this and Bookcrossing. The Bookshop Cafe is such a friendly and welcoming community but it is online only. Bookcrossing have a London Group that meet monthly but I was looking for something a bit more local.
A lot of book groups have a set book that you have to read and then have to discuss what you thought of that book. That wasn’t the format that I envisioned. I wanted something a bit more informal where people meet to chat and swap books especially if you throw tea and cake into the mix!
I found the perfect location, a local cafe that has jus
t opened round the corner from us, Queen of Tarts. I love it! All the cakes are either baked on site or are sourced locally. The cafe is done out in a gorgeous vintage theme and best of all, the lady who runs provides
excellent customer service. It is laid back, friendly and efficient.
Everybody seemed to have a good time, conversation (and cake) flowed. It was great to meet a group of like minded people. We could have stayed there chatting for a lot longer but the cafe had closed and it was time to go home.
I am glad the meeting went so well. I’m looking forward to the next one!