(Our members are well-educated, but note that the majority of us do not have English/literature degrees. We are just smart people who like a good book and meeting new friends.)
We sit in smaller groups at the restaurants - usually 4-8 people per table, so that everyone can participate in a friendly, pressure-free environment and get to know the others at their table.
As we continue to grow, keeping a manageable size and a good balance of old and new members is important to us...which is why we ask you to please fill out the profile questions in order to be fairly considered for membership. (We also require current, identifiable photos for all members in order to join, and to be maintained thereafter).
Our policies are now found at the "Pages" link, and are enforced.