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How to Start a Silent Book Club

(Leggi in italiano)

Silent Book Club photo by Bekka Palmer

Thanks for your interest in Silent Book Club! We'd love to help you start a chapter of your own. 

The good news is that it's very easy to launch a Silent Book Club. The best way to get started is to simply gather a few friends, meet at a local café or bar, and read together. That's it! Even a group of 2 or 3 people reading quietly in public is a welcome sight. 

To become an official chapter, there are few more steps. Silent Book Club® is a registered trademark of Silent Book Club LLC (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reg no. 5798692), so in order to use the name, you must register with our site.

SBC chapters are organized by volunteers who commit to meeting at least once a month in the host city. Organizers are responsible for locating a venue, scheduling the meetup, and greeting fellow readers at the event.

An example SBC evening meetup looks like this: 

6:00-6:30pm - People arrive, order drinks/food, share what they're reading
6:30-7:30pm - Quiet reading hour
7:30-8:00pm - Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

But you are welcome to make it your own — change the timing, remove any socializing, add more discussion time, it's up to you!

Sound like your cup of tea? Ready to launch your own chapter? Click here for the next steps. 


Photo by Bekka Palmer