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.
If you'd like to open it up to the public and organize an official chapter, there are a few more steps involved.
SBC chapters are organized by volunteers who commit to meeting once a month in the host city. Organizers are responsible for locating a venue, scheduling the meetup, and greeting fellow readers at the event.
A typical SBC evening looks like this, but you are welcome to tailor it to make it your own:
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
Sound like your cup of tea? Ready to launch your own chapter? Click here for the next steps.
Photo by Bekka Palmer