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Chicago - McKinley Park, Illinois, USA (Aquinas Literacy Center)

Chicago - McKinley Park, Illinois, USA (Aquinas Literacy Center)

Come one, come all to Aquinas Literacy Center’s Silent Book Club in McKinley Park! We love to read and invite you to join us for reading, relaxing, and mingling among other bibliophiles. Bring your own book, whether that be a physical book, eBook, or audiobook, and spend 60 minutes reading in uninterrupted silence.

Events are free to attend and will be held once a month. The first 30 minutes will be social time (no requirement to socialize!), where you can mingle or make a cup of tea, then followed by an hour of reading. Tea, water, and coffee will be available for your enjoyment.

Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with our meeting plans! We look forward to reading with you!

 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA (New Book Joy/Edgebrook)

Chicago, Illinois, USA (New Book Joy/Edgebrook)

Hello, ALL readers!! If you are looking for some FREE me time once a month, please join us at New Book Joy in Edgebrook. We will be hosting a monthly (usually on the 3rd Saturday) from 4:00pm - 5:00pm (5:30pm if you would like to participate in our optional mix and mingle with other attendees) and you will have the opportunity to read upstairs in our lounge or downstairs in our booktique!

We will be offering other goodies and perks at each event too! If you are interested in joining in our Silent Book Club fun, please RSVP here, since spaces are limited. We are looking forward to reading silently with you!

Join us on Facebook for details about upcmoing meetups.

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Chicago, IL, USA (Beverly & surrounding Southside)

Chicago, IL, USA (Beverly & surrounding Southside)

Welcome to Chicago's newest Silent Book Club chapter, located in the lively Beverly area and welcoming book lovers from the surrounding Southside neighborhoods. Hosted at Two Mile Coffee bar, this gathering offers a serene sanctuary for those seeking solace in shared silent reading. Amidst the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, attendees can immerse themselves in literature, exploring classics, contemporary fiction, or non-fiction treasures, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

We not only cultivate a sense of community among book enthusiasts but also celebrate the simple pleasure of getting lost in a good book, enriching the cultural fabric of Chicago's Southside.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA (Lakeview)

Chicago, Illinois, USA (Lakeview)

Calling all bookworms! 📚🐛 Join Pie on a mission to beat social isolation. Let's unite people from all walks of life by bonding over our love for books at Beermiscuous, your cozy, local cafe-vibe shop with a wide variety of craft beers, ciders, & non-alcoholic options. You can bring your own food or order in if you’re hungry. Everyone's welcomed - grab your besties and meet new pals as we silently read together, with a side of friendly chit-chat to make new connections. books & buds, new and old, name a better combo! We look forward to seeing you. 📖💫

RSVP via PIE.

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Chicago, IL, United States (40th Ward Dems)

Chicago, IL, United States (40th Ward Dems)
Silent Book Club - Eli Tea Bar-Sponsored By 40th Ward Dems

The 40th Ward Dems is a volunteer-run political organization that serves the progressive Northside area of Chicago. We believe building political power requires providing opportunities to connect without it being about politics. This Silent Book Club chapter is hosted by one of the lead volunteers of the organization to bring like-minded people together to further our mission to increase connection within our strong and diverse community.

We invite you to join us for a cozy evening of silent reading at Eli Tea Bar. You can bring your favorite book and unwind in a comfortable chair. Whether you're looking for a peaceful night or hoping to meet fellow book enthusiasts, this event is perfect for you. You can also explore new books and savor your favorite tea while you relax. No need to RSVP, just come and share your passion for reading with us. We're looking forward to seeing you there.
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Chicago, Illinois, South Side

Chicago, Illinois, South Side
Welcome to Silent Book Club on the South Side of Chicago! Our shop, So Happy You're Here, is a place founded on sustainability and the importance of community building around shared values.

The storefront is transformed into a cozy community center with nooks set up throughout for optimum reading comfort. The event is BYO-Tea, bring your own tea and enjoy a warm cup while you read whatever is in your hands. 7:30 - 8:30 is quiet reading time and 8:30 - 9 is quiet shopping, socializing, or continued reading.
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Chicago, IL (Dorothy Downstairs)

Chicago, IL (Dorothy Downstairs)
For the Chicago queers who bring a book to read at the bar! We'll be meeting the 2nd Sunday of every month at Dorothy Downstairs at 6pm. During Silent Book Club hour, Dorothy will be playing instrumental music at a slightly lower volume than normal and will keep the lights at a key higher than usual, simply transitioning out after the hour is complete.

At 7pm on Silent Book Club nights, find our Curator, Charlie, at the bar or head to the bed lounge for an optional social moment about books, reading and all things queer. Or, just keep reading! 
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Chicago, IL - Northwest

Chicago, IL - Northwest

A book club for introverts!

No more stressing out about coming up with pithy observations or pointed questions about a book that you knew you weren't going to like after finishing the first 2 chapters, but finished anyway.

Simply take time out of your busy day to sit and read with other book-minded people on the north/northwest side of Chicago.

Find the next event and RSVP here.

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