Every Stack Exchange site has at least one chatroom associated to it. The primary chatroom for the site usually has an interesting name which is somehow evocative of the topic of that site: for instance, the h Bar at Physics, Mos Eisley at Sci-Fi & Fantasy, The Screening Room at Movies & TV.

What should we call the main chatroom for Literature SE?

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    Based on the answers and the voting so far, I'm led to conclude that the libraries I frequent must be wholly different to the ones majority of users frequent.
    – DVK
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:00

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The Reading Room

Is there a more obvious pick?

  • I thought The Library was more obvious ... but yes, +1 to this too :-)
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 17:46
  • I'll second this. Simple and elegant.
    – Devar-TTY
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 15:31

The Book Club

From Wikipedia:

A book discussion club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. It is more often called simply a book club.


The Library.

An obvious choice, I think?

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    SHUSH! No talking in the library! </Madam_Pince>
    – DVK
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 17:40
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    Yes, because everyone knows libraries are where people gather to chat. :P
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 17:55
  • @DJMcMayhem they do now. Libraries are (quietly) teeming with activity. Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:13
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    That's the name of the chat room for Biblical Hermeneutics.SE, in case there's a reason to avoid duplication (besides my convenience). Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:14
  • @Nathaniel Oh. I didn't know that :-(
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:19
  • I'm deleting this answer because as @Nathaniel points out, "The Library" would be a duplicate of another main site chatroom.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 12:37
  • I'm undeleting this answer because we may as well have it on record as a rejected suggestion.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 15:58

The Bookcase

Full of books :)


The Reading Nook seems like a good name


The Book Nook.

A little late to the party, but I thought I'd throw this in there for consideration.


I'd like to go to The Library.

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    This was actually the first suggestion I posted, but then I deleted it after learning that "The Library" is the name of Biblical Hermeneutics SE's main site chatroom.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 16:47

While a mite pretentious, "Salon" seems appropriate, to mirror real world for gatherings that discussed literature (among other things).

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    I like this a lot. Screw pretentiousness; it's appropriate and doesn't have SHUSH WE'RE READING connotations. A salon is where you were supposed to have intellectual discourse. Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:14
  • Like...a beauty salon? ;-) Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:17
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    @ChristianRau - Literature is beautiful :)
    – DVK
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:17
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    I must go to a bad salon. Literature is the last thing that is discussed :P Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:32

The Den of Enlightenment

I like Library and The Reading room. However, you don't talk in a library and you don't read in a chatroom. You're "enlightened" when you read and discuss with others :)

  • It's a bit lengthy, I have to say.
    – HDE 226868
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:41
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    Ah, but you do read in a chatroom.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:53

Gutenberg There is little that has more impact on literature then the work of Johannes Gutenberg


Gardeners and Architects

Based on GRRM's analysis of the two types of writers.


My suggestion:

Reader's Handbook


The bus

Because I read the most literature while traveling to or from work on public transport.

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