Self Space
Book Club

We love books here at Self Space – in fact our founders even wrote one (humble brag).

Books, whatever their form, are stories. And in these stories, we find comfort, escapism, joy and so much more. Through these stories, we are heard, we learn and we connect.

Our book club is all about connection, creating a community of book lovers looking for hearty discussion and story-tellin’ kinship.

What can you expect?

Picture this: cosy get-togethers at Self Space Soho, led by our founder Jodie Cariss, and our Front of House gal, Grace, every first week of the month.

We’re talking readings, discussions that’ll make you ponder, Deep & Meaningful convo starters, drinks, snacks, and plenty of friendly chit-chat.

This month's pick

Almond by Won-Pyung Sohn and translated by Sandy Joosun Lee


Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He does not have friends-the two almond-shaped neurons located deep in his brain have seen to that-but his devoted mother and grandmother provide him with a safe and content life. Their little home above his mother’s used bookstore is decorated with colorful Post-it notes that remind him when to smile, when to say “thank you,” and when to laugh.

Then on Christmas Eve-Yunjae’s sixteenth birthday-everything changes. A shocking act of random violence shatters his world, leaving him alone and on his own. Struggling to cope with his loss, Yunjae retreats into silent isolation, until troubled teenager Gon arrives at his school, and they develop a surprising bond.

As Yunjae begins to open his life to new people-including a girl at school-something slowly changes inside him. And when Gon suddenly finds his life at risk, Yunjae will have the chance to step outside of every comfort zone he has created to perhaps become the hero he never thought he would be.


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