Silent Book Club Oakland
Bring a book, bring a friend, and join us for an evening of reading! At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading. All readers (print and electronic) plus all ages are welcome.
We'll kick off introvert happy hour at 7pm with some light chatter and informal book recommendations before settling in to read quietly, but if you'd rather just pull up a chair and read, by all means do so. No one will be shushed or shamed. The bar will be open for happy hour. Seats for up to 30 people have been reserved in the Oscar Wilde room. This is the room that you first walk into when you enter the bar. The book club is scheduled to meet the first Tuesday evening of each month 7pm-9pm.
Schedule at Slainte Pub
(131 Broadway, Oakland):
7:00pm-7:30pm - People arrive, order drinks/food, share what they're reading
7:30pm-8:30pm - Quiet reading hour
8:30pm-9:00pm - Optional socializing, or just keep reading
Not a drinker?
The Temescal Library is hosting its own Silent Book Club on the third Saturday mornings of each month 10:30am-12:30pm. They will have free coffee, pastries and can accommodate up to 80 people.
Schedule at Temescal Library (5205 Telegraph Ave, Oakland):
10:30am-11:00am - People arrive, grab coffee and pastries, share what they're reading
11:00am-12:00pm - Quiet reading hour
12:00pm-12:30pm - Optional socializing, or just keep reading
: There is no reserved seating, this free event is first-come, first served. An RSVP does not guarantee you a spot but we will do our best to accommodate as many readers as possible. This policy is in place because not everyone who RSVPs attends.
Happy reading and hope to see you there!
P.S. Are you interested in co-hosting Silent Book Club Oakland? Please contact
if you'd like more info.