According to this fun post by Madeline Wells of SFGATE, it seems that two friends, Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich, commiserating over glasses of wine at a favorite French restaurant, decided to make Ms. de la Mare’s dream of a “drama free book club” a reality.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
The Silent Book Club, also known as “Introvert Happy Hour” now numbers180 chapters across the world in 20 different countries”
It’s a fascinating story so if you want to learn more, click here
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.