If you’ve been in book clubs you know how stressful and maddening they can be. People don’t read. Or they don’t read well. Or you hurry to get the reading done and don’t get to enjoy the book.  Or someone always picks that super-long book about the economic history of some country you’ve never heard of.

Silent book clubs take this bother away: just show up, say hi (or not!), have a drink (or not!), and read whatever you brought!

We’re indebted to articles we’ve read about the original Silent Book Club, which inspires us and provides the model.

Our next meetups:

Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 at Talk Kaimuki (formerly Coffee Talk; 3601 Waialae Ave). Candace is hosting!

We’ll follow roughly this schedule:

  • 2:00 say hi (or not!), get something to eat or drink (please)
  • 2:30 optional group photo, read whatever you’ve brought
  • 3:30 chat or keep reading

We’re not rigid about time, so these are just approximations. 🙂

Thursday, August 8, from 6 to 8 at Kahala Mall. Meet at the enormous round table outside Whole Foods Market, if it’s available. Look for two hippos perched atop a book on the table, and you’ll know you found us.

We’ll follow roughly this schedule:

  • 6:00 say hi (or not!), get something to eat or drink (or not!)
  • 6:30 optional group photo, read whatever you’ve brought
  • 7:30 chat or keep reading

We’re not rigid about time, so these are just approximations. 🙂