It can be hard to find time to just relax and read for a few hours in our overscheduled lives. So schedule some reading time with a great cup of coffee and some light background music - and invite your friends!
Silent reading parties have been popping up on the East and West coasts (read more here and here) - now it's time to put an Austin spin on it! Bring your own book to read silently, with a supportive and engaged group of readers, at some of the best spots in town.
There will be three events at various times and locations throughout town, so find the one that works for you below and RSVP to ensure we have enough space set aside. See you there!
Monday, January 23, 7-9 PM, Cherrywood Coffeehouse (1400 East 38th 1/2 Street)
Saturday, February 4, 5-7 PM, Cenote (1010 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
Sunday, February 19, 3-5 PM, Epoch at the Village (2700 W. Anderson Lane #409)
Is the event going to be completely silent, like a library?
"Silent" refers to the type of reading, i.e. that everyone will be reading to themselves and not reading or discussing together. However, there will be ambient coffee shop noise such as music playing, people ordering, etc. You don't need to worry about not coughing too loudly or anything like that!
What can I bring into the event?
Do bring: your own book! We will not be distributing any. Consider finishing that book for your upcoming book club, re-reading an old classic, or checking out if a recent best-seller is worth all the hype.
Do not bring: outside food or beverages. Each location is hosting this event for free, so consider thanking them by buying something to nibble or sip while you read.
Do I need to stay the whole time? How will I find you in the coffee shop if I come in later?
Feel free to drop in late or leave early - just be respectfully quiet about entrances and exits. To find us, look for the sign we will set out, and for a group of relaxed and happy readers :)
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email Christina at email@example.com or text her at 630-333-3277.