An evening at Dublin’s new Silent Book Club: ‘It’s free, it’s chill’


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In our always-on era, it can be hard to find a moment of deliberate pause. So it’s no surprise to see that a refreshing new take on the book club has been drawing a big crowd to Dublin’s Mish.Mash Art Caffé on Capel Street. But this isn’t your ordinary book club, a place for wine-fuelled discussions or debates about one novel. This is a more mindful take on things: the Silent Book Club. Silent Book Club was founded in 2012 by two American friends, Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich. They loved reading in companionable silence together, and felt...