Posted on August 12, 2019 at 4:32 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve heard of having a “literary society” versus a traditional book club, but the “silent book club” trend is new to us.

If it’s new to you, too, check out NPR’s piece on it — a pair of friends launched the first chapter in 2012, and there are now over seventy silent clubs around the world.

The common thread among all of them is that members meet up to read whatever they want — no designated book for everyone — for an hour.

Before and after, members do whatever suits them. Some groups meet at bars and enjoy drinks; others might meet at a library or bookstore and keep the energy (and volume) very low-key.

Learn more about the silent book clubs on the organization website and in NPR’s article.

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