What we're about

If you love turning the paper pages over, one by one, and seeing the bookmark approaching the end cover; if you love the freshly-printed book-scent; if you love the old musty book-scent; if you love to explore the imaginative worlds that a good story offers; if you want to talk about ALL the books instead of just one, and are a believer in the alchemic slogan "liber enim librum aperit" (one book opens another) and in the library-mantra of "to every book its reader & to every reader their book" -- this meetup is for you!

Looking forward to seeing you and your book at our next meetup.

Upcoming events (5)

Designated Reading Hour: Read More BOOKS, less news/netflix

Dear Readers, Has #stayhome disrupted your reading habits? Have you lost your commute when you usually read? Are you having trouble turning away from your phone or ever-present-partner or Netflix? Social support is a great way to build and maintain habits. Instead of a gym-buddies, let's be reading buddies! And if you're not finishing books, you won't have anything to swap when we're back in the cafe! So lets' get reading. Join us for an hour to get comfy and READ. You don't even have to let us know if you don't want to; let this be your calendar reminder to make time to READ A BOOK (or listen to an audiobook) for a solid hour. If this time doesn't work for you at all, I hope this inspires you to carve out reading time that fits your life, if you haven't already. We are using the site/app Discord to chat, give each other reading recommendations, etc. Like in our normal Meetups! but you can come and go as you please, and people won't ask you for bites of your cake. https://discord.gg/42yVyS4 For this event, I'll have a side-channel on Discord called Designated Reading Hour. You can also just use the comment box here below! If you'd like to socialize from a distance, shortly before 19:00, write us what you're reading and the first sentence you'll be starting on. Then turn on an alarm, hide your phone, and READ. An hour later, let us know the last sentence you read. We'll have an optional 30mins of text chat to discuss what we've read starting 20:00. But you can ignore us and keep reading if you're in the flow! If you want a larger community across time zones to drop in on, there's a world of virtual Silent Book Clubs you can join, bc why not? Your reading nook can be anywhere now - https://silentbook.club/blogs/blog/virtual-silent-book-club-april

Designated Reading Hour: Read More BOOKS, less news/netflix

Dear Readers, Has #stayhome disrupted your reading habits? Have you lost your commute when you usually read? Are you having trouble turning away from your phone or ever-present-partner or Netflix? Social support is a great way to build and maintain habits. Instead of a gym-buddies, let's be reading buddies! And if you're not finishing books, you won't have anything to swap when we're back in the cafe! So lets' get reading. Join us for an hour to get comfy and READ. You don't even have to let us know if you don't want to; let this be your calendar reminder to make time to READ A BOOK (or listen to an audiobook) for a solid hour. If this time doesn't work for you at all, I hope this inspires you to carve out reading time that fits your life, if you haven't already. We are using the site/app Discord to chat, give each other reading recommendations, etc. Like in our normal Meetups! but you can come and go as you please, and people won't ask you for bites of your cake. https://discord.gg/42yVyS4 For this event, I'll have a side-channel on Discord called Designated Reading Hour. You can also just use the comment box here below! If you'd like to socialize from a distance, shortly before 19:00, write us what you're reading and the first sentence you'll be starting on. Then turn on an alarm, hide your phone, and READ. An hour later, let us know the last sentence you read. We'll have an optional 30mins of text chat to discuss what we've read starting 20:00. But you can ignore us and keep reading if you're in the flow! If you want a larger community across time zones to drop in on, there's a world of virtual Silent Book Clubs you can join, bc why not? Your reading nook can be anywhere now - https://silentbook.club/blogs/blog/virtual-silent-book-club-april

Designated Reading Hour: Read More BOOKS, less news/netflix

Dear Readers, Has #stayhome disrupted your reading habits? Have you lost your commute when you usually read? Are you having trouble turning away from your phone or ever-present-partner or Netflix? Social support is a great way to build and maintain habits. Instead of a gym-buddies, let's be reading buddies! And if you're not finishing books, you won't have anything to swap when we're back in the cafe! So lets' get reading. Join us for an hour to get comfy and READ. You don't even have to let us know if you don't want to; let this be your calendar reminder to make time to READ A BOOK (or listen to an audiobook) for a solid hour. If this time doesn't work for you at all, I hope this inspires you to carve out reading time that fits your life, if you haven't already. We are using the site/app Discord to chat, give each other reading recommendations, etc. Like in our normal Meetups! but you can come and go as you please, and people won't ask you for bites of your cake. https://discord.gg/42yVyS4 For this event, I'll have a side-channel on Discord called Designated Reading Hour. You can also just use the comment box here below! If you'd like to socialize from a distance, shortly before 19:00, write us what you're reading and the first sentence you'll be starting on. Then turn on an alarm, hide your phone, and READ. An hour later, let us know the last sentence you read. We'll have an optional 30mins of text chat to discuss what we've read starting 20:00. But you can ignore us and keep reading if you're in the flow! If you want a larger community across time zones to drop in on, there's a world of virtual Silent Book Clubs you can join, bc why not? Your reading nook can be anywhere now - https://silentbook.club/blogs/blog/virtual-silent-book-club-april

Designated Reading Hour: Read More BOOKS, less news/netflix

Dear Readers, Has #stayhome disrupted your reading habits? Have you lost your commute when you usually read? Are you having trouble turning away from your phone or ever-present-partner or Netflix? Social support is a great way to build and maintain habits. Instead of a gym-buddies, let's be reading buddies! And if you're not finishing books, you won't have anything to swap when we're back in the cafe! So lets' get reading. Join us for an hour to get comfy and READ. You don't even have to let us know if you don't want to; let this be your calendar reminder to make time to READ A BOOK (or listen to an audiobook) for a solid hour. If this time doesn't work for you at all, I hope this inspires you to carve out reading time that fits your life, if you haven't already. We are using the site/app Discord to chat, give each other reading recommendations, etc. Like in our normal Meetups! but you can come and go as you please, and people won't ask you for bites of your cake. https://discord.gg/42yVyS4 For this event, I'll have a side-channel on Discord called Designated Reading Hour. You can also just use the comment box here below! If you'd like to socialize from a distance, shortly before 19:00, write us what you're reading and the first sentence you'll be starting on. Then turn on an alarm, hide your phone, and READ. An hour later, let us know the last sentence you read. We'll have an optional 30mins of text chat to discuss what we've read starting 20:00. But you can ignore us and keep reading if you're in the flow! If you want a larger community across time zones to drop in on, there's a world of virtual Silent Book Clubs you can join, bc why not? Your reading nook can be anywhere now - https://silentbook.club/blogs/blog/virtual-silent-book-club-april

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Event Alert: U.S. National Book Festival Online

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