Book Club

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Thomas Gai...

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The Stoke Station book club is a brilliant thing.

In the waiting room on platform 1 there is a bookshelf, with a free invitation to take books to read and donate books you have finished with.

Hundreds of people pass through the station every day, but many don’t know it’s there. It relies on donations from passers-by.

If you would like to leave a review of any of the books you’ve read at the book club, leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

What’s on the shelves right now:
Please tweet @socialstoke and let us know if you’re passing through!

Apparently stocks are pretty thin at the moment – please bring a few books.

Micro reviews:
@ClareWhite my favourite so far was Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
@Noot54 don’t forget Letter from Poitou by local author
@Noot54 Sandworms of Dune, the climactic finale to Herbert’s epic series started over 40 years ago. Magic.
@clinamen currently reading Koontz’s ‘Sole Survivor’ -spoooky novel and he really adds depth to his characters

NB Social Stoke has no connection with the book club and we don’t know who started it. We just like it.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. stephen harvey
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 20:18:58

    I would love to donate one of my books. I am an author from Burslem and a member of City Voices Writers forum. I am sure we could help with this scheme. thanks

    contact :


  4. MayBanked
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 11:27:01

    Am just taking some books to the Book Club!


  5. MayBanked
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 12:34:19

    The selves are look a lot more healthy!

    Will update whats there when next over!


  6. MayBanked
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 12:27:39

    Have noted that the ‘Manga’ type books have now gone – books now required!


  7. MayBanked
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 12:31:19

    I am presuming that if someone donates they could do some self promotion i.e. add a label or card inside – within reason I guess!


  8. MayBanked
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:03:08

    Have noticed another Book Club In Stoke at the Titanic White Star pub – are there more? Perhaps a book club network?


  9. NStaffsTransition
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 13:07:28

    A great hardback copy of Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum is at Stoke Station Book Club – have not read it but like the cover!

    Great to see a range of books there now

    Also a range of environmental / green books coming in this week………


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