Ever since the shop opened, the idea of a shop-based book club has been mentioned at regular intervals (generally by me). Whenever we stand on the shop floor chatting about it I can see the ears of our customers pricking up so hopefully they’ll be some interest beyond our little shop team. Until now there have always been more pressing things to do (selling books mainly) but I think the time has come for us to consider this seriously. The main issue for us is finding a venue or, more realistically, finding a way to adapt the shop so that we can all sit around and have a discussion. All this would really involve is acquiring a load of chairs from somewhere (ideally the kind that fold up) and gauging interest from the lovely people of Balham. Any thoughts or enthusiasm would be very welcome.