What We're Reading in Columbus

What We're Reading in Columbus

At the Columbus, OH chapter of Silent Book Club, everyone brings their own book and reads together quietly for an hour, then we all nerd out about books.

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The Timelessness of Books

The Timelessness of Books

As Shakespeare knew, well-written words aren’t likely to disappear, as long as the human race endures. How do you participate in the eternal trendiness of books?

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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and to celebrate, we're highlighting great books written by female authors. 

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What SBC Columbus is Reading

What SBC Columbus is Reading

This guest post comes to us from Mandy Shunnarah-Reed, book blogger, writer, and host of the Columbus, Ohio chapter of Silent Book Club.

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How Many Books Do You Need?

How Many Books Do You Need?

We need books nearby so we can notice their presence and read them. However, many book lovers find that their collection of books gets way too big all too easily.

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Meet Author Alan Brennert

Meet Author Alan Brennert

Meet author Alan Brennert on his U.S. tour for Daughter of Moloka'i, the long-awaited follow-up to his beloved novel, Moloka'i

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What We're Reading: Columbus, OH

What We're Reading: Columbus, OH

SBC is a great way for everyone to learn about books they might like. I've picked up several books I loved based on what people were reading and recommended to the group.

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New Year’s Book Solutions

New Year’s Book Solutions

If you've made a book resolution, perhaps some book solutions are in order. Here are a few things to do to keep the pages turning throughout the days, weeks, and months.

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Merry Bookmas!

Merry Bookmas!

Books and holidays go hand-in-hand. I'm a big fan of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic tradition of gifting books on Christmas Eve. Here are my 2018 favorites I'll be gifting this year. 

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Pithy Reviews

Pithy Reviews

A brief collection of occasional reviews, including the year read. 

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SBC Holiday Gift Guide

SBC Holiday Gift Guide

Stock up on Silent Book Club swag and help support our 100% volunteer run organization. Stickers, mugs, totes, coasters, notebooks, clocks, pillows, beer cozies... the works.

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It's Ghoulish Book Season

It's Ghoulish Book Season

From classical literature to popular film, the things that go bump in the night provide us with one of our most enduring genres. It wouldn't be Halloween without a good old-fashioned spooky tale.

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To Be a Kid Again

To Be a Kid Again

What are your favorite books written for children but equally enjoyed by adults? Here are recommendations from a bookseller at Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine.

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The Shadowy World of Spy Novels

The Shadowy World of Spy Novels

There’s something for the secret agent in all of us in this roundup of the best spy fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Read Louder

Read Louder

My favorite aisle in a bookstore is the one stocked with memoirs, biographies, and road journals of bands. Put on a playlist and dive in to these five books on music.

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Getting Graphic

Getting Graphic

Portland, Maine, has a fantastic comic book store in Casablanca Comics. It is a welcoming spot, with staff who are excited to share their enthusiasm for comics and graphic novels.

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Backman is Back!

Backman is Back!

The beloved author of A Man Called Ove is back! In Us Against You, we return to Beartown, a small community devoted to its local hockey team.

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Armchair Historian

Armchair Historian

Do you love reading books about history? Take a look at these recommendations from a bookseller at Green Apple Books in San Francisco.

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April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month

To celebrate poetry month in April, we have compiled a list of influential poets whose poems are from different times and intended for different purposes.  

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What to read next?

What to read next?

Whether you're meeting your next read in person or searching Facebook to top off your TBR, we've got you covered. If you liked these books, here's what to read next.

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Read the World – Europe

Read the World – Europe

The literary canon includes many French and Russian classics, but recent works from smaller European countries are fast filling TBR lists around the world.

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Read the World – <br>Asia/Middle East

Read the World –
Asia/Middle East

In this latest installment of Read the World, we set our sights on great works of literature from Asia and the Middle East. 

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Pithy Reviews

Pithy Reviews

Though I've tracked hundreds of books read on Goodreads, less than two dozen have reviews.

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Read the World – <br>Americas/Caribbean

Read the World –
Americas/Caribbean

Continue your reading journey around the world with books from the Americas and the Caribbean.

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