Slow Reading Clubs provide a weekly social for busy people to schedule an hour of quiet reading.

"Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading" - Jeanne Whalen, Wall Street Journal

Ten tips for Slow Reading

1. Make time in your life for reading Reading is wonderful – and it should be a pleasure not a chore. Set aside time for quiet reading and you could experience benefits like stress-relief and increased ability to focus. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.              2. Avoid the paradox of choice One Slow Reader had 10,000 books…

We’re in the Wall Street Journal!

Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The Wall Street Journal has featured the Wellington Slow Reading Club in an article about the benefits of slow reading. Read the full article

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