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e17 book clubs – more needed?

ImageYou might have noticed that I post quite a lot of book reviews.  I also post whether I have read the book as it was chosen as part of our E17 Book Club.  I think that this has provoked quite a lot of publicity for our book club as I have received many requests over the last year or so by people who would like to join.

We are obviously a rather literary lot in Walthamstow!

Turnover of members of our book club is rather low indeed – we ‘allowed’ a couple of newbies in when one member left in September, but the number of people asking to join and being turned away is growing weekly.

There are other Book Clubs that I know of in Walthamstow, one that meets at The Mill, the Reading Group that meets at Walthamstow Library and Forest Book Group who meet in Peking Chef.

I am sure that there are probably others, and if you know of them please do let me know.

However, my point for this post was to suggest that maybe someone sets up another Book Club (or two!) in Walthamstow – there are obviously enough people interested to fill them (we have found that about 10 people at any one meeting is kind of the upper limit…and about 14 on the list tends to get 8-10 each meeting).

I have quite a large number of people ‘in my archives’, so, if anyone wanted to set something up, I would be happy to get back in touch with peopel that had contacted me in the past and asked to be put on our waiting list to see if they would like to join.

So, come on, is someone going to stand up to the mark and say “YES! *I* will start organising a new book club in Walthamstow!”.

(PS – we now have no idea who ‘runs’ our book club…once you get a few meetings out the way, the members kind of look after it as one.)

***UPDATE*** Someone has kindly taken on the mantle of setting up a new book club, which will meet once a month at The Chequers.  Let me know if you would like more details.

Also, as per Jenny’s comment below, there is a book club set up that meets in The Castle once a month!

We really, really are a well-read bunch in E17!

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  1. February 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    The “problem” of too many readers… What a nice problem to have!

  2. Jenny Garber
    March 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    There is an established book group running on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Castle pub in Walthamstow village, 8 pm. Choose our books by member vote on a shortlist each month, range of genres. Very friendly people. Would welcome new members.
    Contact by emailing Oliver Duke – Williams walthamstow-book-group@googlegroups.com or jennygber@googlemail.com
    Perhaps some of the people on your waiting list could be re-directed?

    Jenny

    • March 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Jenny. Someone is actually setting up a new book club now, and I have redirected people to that – but will add this one in too as an option 🙂

  3. susan
    June 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Would love to have more details about the new book club at the chequers, has this recently been set up?

  4. claire
    January 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    i would really like to join a walthamstow book club do you know which one has current vacancies

    • January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Sorry, I don’t at the moment 😦

    • Tsui Tsang
      April 27, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I am also interested in joining a book club but have not actually been to one, just love reading and talking about books. It can’t be that difficult to set one up can it, are you interested in getting involved?

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