A new book club has been set up in Worcester by St Richard’s Hospice, offering an opportunity for literary fans to come together and share opinions.
The group will hold with monthly meetings at its Snowdrops Book Shop and Café, St Swithin’s Street, and will collectively select contemporary, classic or vintage books to review and discuss. Donated copies of each novel selected for review will be available for sale where possible.
The group has held initial meetings, with over ten people joining in an enthusiastic chat about their favourite novels and comparing notes on recent publications. The group discussed novels they would like to review and chose to read Life of Pi for discussion at their recent June meeting.
The next meeting will be held on Monday 13th July, 9:00-11:00am, at Snowdrops Book Shop and Café on the first floor of St Richard’s Hospice’s St Swithin’s Street store. A choice of two novels has been chosen for this meeting: The Girl Who Does It by Sophie Reynolds or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The group is free to attend, with a 50pence voucher for the café available.
The group is being supported by Natalie Ballard, of Kissed Off Creations Ltd, a locally based publishing company, who plans to introduce the work of new, upcoming and local authors to the group.
Danny Corns, Commercial Director for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are keen for offer a wider service on the high street to our local community and would like to invite people to come into our book store and enjoy a good chat about books with like-minded people over a cup of coffee. The book club is an informal group with a relaxed atmosphere and we would like to extend a very warm welcome to anyone with an interest in literature to come along to our next meeting.”