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Virtual Page Against The Machine

July 7 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Weekly detox reading! We’re back for 2021. But VIRTUAL for now…

We know that a lot of people would love to read more to relax (especially during these strange lockdown times). 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 can’t muster the energy just to… start.

So: we’re hopping on Zoom for an hour after we close the shop every Wednesday. The idea is for you to join us for some quiet reading after work.

It’s slightly ironic to be using technology to create a pocket of time away from technology, but tiers and lockdowns have forced our hand… At least we can keep distractions to a minimum, and find focus together. This will be a protected moment, with gentle music and a glass of wine or mug of tea (we’re afraid you’ll have to supply yourselves while the event is virtual…)

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. Together, while apart.

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.

ZOOM LINK (Same every week):

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

p.p.s. here’s hoping we can re-start the event in-person in the not too distant future!


July 7
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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


The Book Hive
01603 219268