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Page Against The Machine: Quiet Reading Hour

January 19 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Weekly detox reading! Now in person! (And virtual – you can Zoom in…)

We know that a lot of people would love to read more to relax. But it can be a struggle to find the time or space to do so. The demands and distractions of daily life can get in the way. Or we simply can’t muster the energy just to… start.

So: we’re inviting you to join us for some quiet reading, after work, every Wednesday.

We’ll simply read, together, for an hour. It’s BYOB (bring your own book). This will be a protected moment, with gentle music and a glass of wine or mug of tea (unless you are joining us virtually…see below for details!)

Think of it just like scheduling a session at the gym, or committing to meditation or yoga – but for reading.

There’ll be a bit of an introduction and hellos while we settle – but then it’ll just be an hour of silent reading.

Considering the pace of modern life and the anxiety-inducing news we’re all experiencing on a day-to-day basis, taking a quiet moment to stop, slow down, and focus on one thing isn’t just good for wellbeing – it’s actually quite a rebellious act. Join us in the reading revolution!

Pop it in your diary – and make reading a weekly practice.

PLEASE NOTE: While things are still sorting themselves out Covid-wise – and because we’ve had such a huge success with a ‘virtual’ version of PATM during this last year of lockdowns – we’ve decided to keep the option to join us remotely going, too. If you’d prefer to join us from the comfort of your own home – or if you live further afield – just use this link every week:

ZOOM LINK (Same every week):

p.s. we hope it will be a great way to meet friendly bookish friends too!


January 19
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom


The Book Hive
01603 219268