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So we read on... 

So we read on... 

In late February 2020, Silent Book Club Torino hosted its first book mob—two dozen readers took over a subway car and read in silence from one end of the line to the other. The local news covered the story, and I messaged the organizers, Enrico Nada and Monica Di Martino, to congratulate them on the success of the event.

Two days later, news of coronavirus swept the headlines and Northern Italy went into lockdown.

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Giveaway: The Rib King

Giveaway: The Rib King

The Rib Kingan intricately woven historical novel, centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family in the early 20th century. Author Ladee Hubbard masterfully deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America.

Enter here for a chance to win one of 25 advanced reader copies of The Rib King, courtesy of Amistad Press.

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Decolonizing Our Bookshelves

Decolonizing Our Bookshelves
As we learned last year, Black voices have dismal representation in literature, and the numbers haven't changed in the past four years. As readers, we can do our part to support Black writers by doing what we already do so well: reading, rating, and sharing the books we love far and wide. To help you discover new authors and books to explore, we've created a Black Voices book shelf on the Silent Book Club Bookshop.  Continue reading

On the bright side... 

On the bright side... 
There's a LOT we could say about 2020, but we thought we'd wrap up the year on a positive note. With Silent Book Club chapters around the world shifting to online meetups during the pandemic, we've been able to make global connections that we never would have dreamed of when we started reading in a wine bar with a couple of friends in 2012. Continue reading