How to Start a Silent Book Club 

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. 

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