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SBC Playlist: The Write Stuff

SBC Playlist: The Write Stuff

Many of the times that musicians step into the literary world, they are mining their memories on the road, through a tumultuous time or legendary part of their careers. There are a handful who release poetry, novels or advice on creativity and art, some as award-winning in their writing as in their music. 

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Celebrating 500 Chapters!

Celebrating 500 Chapters!
In 2012, we had no idea that this lark of an idea would spark a global movement. The concept was simple: gather with fellow book lovers, enjoy the company of others without the pressure of conversation, and lose yourself in the pages of a good book. Today Silent Book Club has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, with more than 500 chapters in 50 countries across 6 continents. Continue reading

Spotlight: Virtual SBC

Spotlight: Virtual SBC
We like to think of Divya Mirchandani as one of our "OG" SBC organizers. She's been with Silent Book Club since 2016, originally launching a chapter in Orange County, California. When the pandemic hit, the group shifted to online meetings (the LA Times even reported about it!). As the pandemic wore on, many of the original group members moved to different states. To keep the group intact, they decided to go permanently virtual. Continue reading

Judy Blume forever!

Judy Blume forever!
Last week, I went to the movies with a group of about 30 women to see “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” The event was hosted by the reading realtors, two friends who are locally famous for always including a book review in their real estate newsletter. We had a book exchange before the movie, ordered wine and popcorn, and filled the theater with Gen X women who grew up on Judy Blume. Continue reading

What we're reading at SBC Sorong, Indonesia

What we're reading at SBC Sorong, Indonesia

This guest post was written by Dayu Rifanto, organizer of SBC Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia.

The most captivating wreck is not found in the ocean's depths but at the library. Buried amidst piles of literature, one can explore the forest of characters, scavenge the crumbs of history, and study relentlessly, even longer than the sun itself. Its traces will not be destroyed by a thousand autumns.


Reading is an essential aspect of life. Through reading, we gain knowledge and insights that shape our perspectives. Book clubs are crucial; they allow readers to meet, share experiences, and broaden their horizons. Furthermore, book clubs encourage the habit of reading and promote it to others.

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