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About Silent Book Club of Nan


Photo Credit: Cody Pickens for The O, The Oprah Magazine

- Our Mission -

Silent Book Club of Nan is a community of book lovers in Nan, Thailand. Our mission is to provide a quiet and relaxing space for readers of all ages to come together and enjoy their favorite books. We believe that reading is a peaceful and enriching activity that should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where all readers can feel at home.

- Our Group -

Our group at Silent Book Club of Nan is made up of passionate readers who are dedicated to promoting a love of books and reading in our community. We come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of interests, but we all share a common goal: to create a space where people can come together and connect over their love of literature.

- About Silent Book Club -

Silent Book Club is a global community of readers and introverts, with 300 chapters around the world led by local volunteers. SBC members gather in person and online to read together in quiet camaraderie.

Silent Book Club started in 2012 with a couple of friends—Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich—reading in companionable silence at our neighborhood bar in San Francisco. We loved books, and reading with friends, but most of our previous attempts at book clubs had fizzled out.

Often with traditional book clubs there's the scramble to finish the assigned book, and the pressure to have something smart to say. Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books, friends, and wine—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading.

We started Silent Book Club because reading with friends enriches our lives and makes us happy. We love hearing about what people are reading (often in their other book clubs) and we think it's important to put down our phones and be social. Real, live, breathing-the-same-air social, not hearting-you-on-Instagram social.

Silent Book Club is about community. Everyone is welcome, and anyone can join or launch a chapter. We encourage people all over the world to start their own Silent Book Clubs. All you need is a friend, a café, and a book. We have active chapters around the world in cities of all sizes, and new chapters are being launched by volunteers every week.

Silent Book Club® is a registered trademark of Silent Book Club LLC (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reg no. 5798692). All rights reserved. 

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