Book club is currently full

We’ve had a lot of enquiries so far this year, so are having to close to new members from today.

However anyone can still see what we’re reading, follow along, join us on Goodreads and our Facebook page.

If you’re interested in being added to a waiting list, get in touch.


First meeting of 2017

Just a reminder for anyone who didn’t come to the Christmas get together the first meeting of 2017 will be on January the 4th at the normal time.

Hope you see you all there and in the meantime have a very merry Christmas!

Meet… Joanna Cannon, 3/3/16

Joanne Cannon is coming to Doncaster Waterstones, Thursday
3rd March, 18:00–19:30

Event: Ticket £1 (including a glass of wine & refreshments)

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon

Join us to celebrate the arrival of the best debut of 2016 THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and share a glass of wine and an informal chat with its author, and one of the critics’ favourite new voices, Joanna Cannon.

If you loved ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’, you’ll love this charmingly funny, witty and observant whodunit, and the residents of The Avenue.

Can’t make it? Ask a bookseller today about reserving your signed and dedicated copy!


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‘A Little Life’ – Hanya Yanagihara BBC R4 audio interview

Hanya Yanagihara was interviewed on BBC R4’s Front Row last Friday about her Man-Booker Prize longlist novel ‘A Little Life’.

You’ll find it at the beginning of the episode which you can listen to below.


Link to Episode ‘BBC Radio 4 – Front Row: Hanya Yanagihara, No Escape, Site-specific theatre, Boy Meets Girl’

At the Coalface: Joan Hart and Veronica Clark Book Tour

Joan Hart and Veronica Clark, authors of At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse, will be touring local venues in September.

At the CoalfaceA heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through the tumult of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

Moving and uplifting, this is a story of one woman’s life, marriage and work; it is guaranteed to make readers laugh, cry, and smile.

Details are as follows:

Tues 8th Sept.

Cast Theatre – 6pm-8pm (Free, ticketed event. Call Jo McQuade on 01302 734620, more information on event on Cast’s website)

Sat 12th Sept.

Waterstones – 11am-12pm

Mon 14th Sept.

Bentley Community Library – 2pm-3pm

Weds 16th Sept.

Edlington Library – 2pm-3pm

Thurs 24th Sept.

Hatfield Community Library – 2.30pm-3.30pm

Waterstones-wide ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ book club next week

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper LeeThere is a Waterstones-wide Book Club for Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird on Wednesday 1st July from 5.45pm.

It’ll follow the same format as our usual meet, but will be opened out to everybody who might like to come. All regular book club members are invited too, and please tell all your friends!

We’ll be treating attendees to apple pie and lemonade, so come for a free pudding, if nothing else. It is a celebration ahead of Harper’s (Old) New Sequel(Prequel) – Go Set a Watchman.

If you’ve not pre-ordered it yet to guarantee the half price, now’s the time!

Author Piu Marie Eatwell Will Be Joining Us This Book Club

Exciting news from Leilah about this week’s book club…

  “I’m excited to tell you that we will have a very special guest joining us at our book club on 20th May. Author Piu Marie Eatwell (author of ‘They Eat Horses, Don’t They? The Truth About the French’) is in the area and has kindly agreed to join us to talk about her writing, and will also be introducing us to her latest book on Welbeck Abbey and the mysterious fifth Duke of Portland, ‘The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse’. 

It’s a gripping new Victorian mystery thriller, and though it is a factual account of the case of the fifth Duke of Portland, it is also a complex murder mystery set against a backdrop of Victorian Nottingham which reads very much like fiction. 

In it, the dead Duke’s coffin is found empty and in discovering the truths behind the mystery, the reader finds themselves thoroughly gripped as remarkable incidents unravel… This is the book that will appeal to fans of ‘The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher’

The format of the book club will not change, so I don’t want anyone to feel that I’m dictating your choice here, and so I am purposely leaving the title out of the selection pile.

It will, however, be classed as a legitimate option for discussion at the next meeting should you prefer it to the any of the optioned four! I can still offer the extra pound off for book club members, so the title would be yours on the evening for £7.99 if you’d like it. 

The title is intended for a focused display in-store, but by stealing Piu away into our book club, you lot will get first dibs on the signed stock that she’s leaving for us, and can also obviously request dedications.

Because we’ve got a special visitor and a fantastic opportunity to pick the brains of a successful writer, I’m going to open up the evening to anyone who might like to join us, and so will advertise this evening as an ‘open night’ book club. Feel free to drag your friends along! 

Costa will again be kindly staying open late for us to grab drinks and cake.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!”


Meet… Matt Haig, 17/3/15

matt-haigMatt Haig is coming to Doncaster Waterstones, Tuesday 17th March at 7pm.

Event: Ticket £2 (£1 for Waterstones Card holders)

Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt HaigBest-selling author of The Humans talks about his personal journey through anxiety and depression, as explored in his new book Reasons to Stay Alive. Matt discusses candidly and honestly the nature of his mental illness, and discusses depression and anxiety in a way that is highly accessible for sufferers.

‘For everyone who has ever felt the snap of the black dog’s teeth, this book is wise, funny, affirming and redemptive.’ – Joanne Harris.