The Improbable Book Cafe is open for business – serving short stories to brighten your day.
It’s the brainchild of Somewhere Else member Sophie Livingston who wanted to create somewhere people could go to listen to stories over a cup of coffee.
She said: ‘One of my stories was serialised on Radio Wiltshire and the presenter asked me where people could go to listen to others. I realised I had nowhere to send them. The lockdown has given me time to build this site together with my sister Alice. At the moment, the stories are romantic or comic because I think we all need cheering up – but the idea is that we will build up a library that will suit all tastes.’
Members of the group have stepped in to help with the recording. Each story is divided into five or ten-minute episodes. If you prefer a longer listen, the whole story is also available as a recording on the site or as a downloadable podcast. It’s free to listen and to subscribe if you want to be alerted when new stories appear.
The Improbable Book Cafe can be visited by clicking here