The Gallery Cafe Book Club is at the heart of the cultural programme at St Margaret's House. 

The Book Club was established in 2010 to offer space to explore the pleasure and complexity of modern and contemporary fiction free of charge as part of a group of curious readers in order to develop The Gallery Cafe's community role. The Book Club welcomes those with a background in literary studies and those who read for pleasure, and is convened to make interpretations available from cutting-edge critical perspectives on literature published in scholarly journals not readily accessible outside the academy. 
In the seven years that the Book Club has been part of St Margaret's House , it has brought together a group of people who share a love of literature and commitment to St Margaret's social and environmental work. 

Members travel across London to gather at the Cafe for the Club's third Tuesday meetings, and collectively convene the discussions, events, screenings and translator talks that have led the Club to flourish. 

The Gallery Cafe Book Club's core community includes Jessica Benson-Egglenton, Sophie Ferris, Stuart Hallifax, Natalie Joelle (Founder), Tim Sheppard and Tallulah Staple. 

The Gallery Cafe Book Club works in partnership with The Close Reading Room, Birkbeck School of Arts, The Literateur, Tulip Books, and Skoob Books, where members receive a 10% discount. The Book Club is grateful for the support of e-resources provided by The Cyril Kleinwort Learning Resource Centre at Cass Business School, City University London and financial support of St Margaret’s House. 

 the reading list of the past six years


We get together every 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 8 pm. 

For more info, to join mailing list, or to connect with us contact Natalie Joelle.