South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We now meet at Ye Olde Cocke on Wilmslow Road in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Before the Coffee Gets Cold — Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Book cover for Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi Before the Coffee Gets Cold in the South Manchester, Chorlton, Cheadle, Fallowfield, Burnage, Levenshulme, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Northenden, and Didsbury book group In a small back alley in Tokyo, a café serves carefully brewed coffee, something it has been doing for more than one hundred years.

It also offers its customers the chance to travel back in time ...

This week's book is Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and we'll not be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury but will be meeting online — contact us for details.