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Reading in public is a beloved activity for many New Yorkers, and there are several reading groups and events in the city that bring bookworms together.
Tossing a book in a tote and plopping down at a laptop-free cafe, hidden green space, or favorite street bench can be an activity in and of itself. But it's equally as fun to share that imaginative experience with others.
One popular reading group in NYC is Reading Rhythms, which organizes reading parties where participants engage in silent reading sessions and then have discussions with fellow readers. Another option is the book clubs organized by the New York Public Library, which cover a wide range of genres and formats and take place at libraries across all five boroughs.
Various locations, $20Reading Rhythms wants to make it clear that it's not a book club; It's a "reading party." The idea is to show up, engage in two sessions of sustained silent reading (save for the ambient music), and break in the middle for a literary gab with fellow readers. Locations vary, FreeThe New York Public Library puts together a wide array of book clubs taking place at libraries across all five boroughs.