Read, learn & have fun together

We've spent 6 years helping 1000s of curious people accelerate their reading experience and connect with each other.

Whether you want to rekindle your love of non-fiction, form a lifelong habit, or turn book insights into action, we exist to help you up your reading game.

Learn from authors & experts on a huge variety of topics and regularly connect in-person and virtually with a fun crowd who will keep you accountable.

Join a global community of lifelong learners.

Welcome to Rebel Book Club.

How it works

STEP 1: JOIN

Join us, or gift, it takes just a few minutes. Choose a membership to fit your reading goals.

STEP 2: READ

Every month members vote on a shortlist of 3 inspiring non-fiction books on a theme. We will then nudge you weekly to read the book & join the discussion.

STEP 3: MEET

You will be invited to our monthly in-person & virtual meetups (not another zoom room). Plus local & global member matches, reading goals support & shared interest groups.

"RBC is the coolest book club. I have read 10x more since joining. But reading more is just the start of the benefits - there is a strong, highly engaged community of likeminded readers to discuss the current book, other books and interesting themes and topics with. Joining RBC is one of the best things I’ve done." - Frankie

As a club we've read a non-fiction book every month since May 2015 (that's 77 if you're counting). We help people accelerate and mix-up their reading habits and connect with all kinds of curious people. We cover a new theme each month with three short-listed books for members to vote on. Every week we have spin-off groups connecting around local city hubs and topics of interest including: climate, psychedelics, startups, activism, writing, stoicism & spirituality. Individual members signup for 'rebel coffees' to make new connections and to improve reading accountability. We have monthly meetups in-person and virtually and are constantly experimenting with online platforms to keep the creativity and fun levels high. Strictly no zoom rooms.

Rebel Reads

Events & Meet-Ups

Members Only
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Members Only
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Members Only
November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Rebel Book Club exist?

We live in confusing times.

We can access more information than ever before. We can easily connect with like-minded people around the world. We can work from (almost) anywhere. We can explore content, topics and subjects with a couple of clicks.

But, despite this abundance, many of us often feel overwhelmed, slightly lost and disconnected from each other. 

Over the last six years we've discovered that diving deeper into different topics and discussing them helps us make more sense of the noise in our heads and around us.

It helps us improve our ability to focus in a distracted age. 

It helps us connect on a human level beyond emoji's (although we use them a lot) and notifications.

It helps us develop the habit of lifelong learning that can lead to all kinds of exciting shifts.

Rebel Book Club is a home for those who are hungry to learn without going 'back to school'.

It is a place for people to re-connect with others who share their curious mindset and concerns for our changing world.

It is a place to make friends, have fun and maybe be part of something special.

Can anyone join Rebel Book Club?
Yes if....
...you have a hungry mind.
...you get distracted by ideas.
...you like asking surprising questions.
...you try and apply what you see and learn to your own life.
...you want to rekindle your love of reading.

...you want to meet people who are similarly curious.

We're a tribe of open-minded thinkers who are motivated to invest valuable time and energy into learning, connecting and cultivate a growth mindset towards life. 

If this sounds like you (or who you want to be), jump in!

What does Rebel Book Club include?

All memberships include: 

1. Invites to monthly membership meets virtually and in-person currently in the UK in London, Bristol, Brighton & Manchester. Fun, engaging conversations with members, topic experts and authors.  

2. Vote on monthly rebel reads. A diverse range of themes from which we shortlist 3 books a month. Members decide which one we read. 

3. Get matched with members who share your interests or are local. We connect you to people in the club you share interests or are near to you. Often used to help with reading accountability. 

4. Club coaching to keep your reading on track + improve your habit. We're regularly nudging you to keep up your reading and sharing the best ways to stay focused. 

Choose to add on monthly a book voucher towards your rebel read. A £5 / €6 / $7 voucher emailed to you every month which can be easily redeemed on Amazon, Bookshop, National Book Tokens. Choose your preferred reading format: ebook/kindle, paperback or audio.

You can opt out anytime if you aren't 100% happy. The average membership length is 15 months. Some members have been with us since the start 🙂

When does my membership fee go out of my bank account?

When you signup to one of our membership options your direct debit gets automatically setup. The fee will be charged every 3 or 12 months on the date you signed up. 

You can also join with a one-off membership payments.

Can I get involved if I don't own a Kindle or eReader?

Yes!

Our members read in a variety of formats: hardback, paperback, kindle or ebook, and, increasingly, audio. 

If you're on a membership with vouchers you can put towards any of these. 

When and where are the meetups?

Meetups currently happen on the last Tuesday every month (except in December) between 7-9pm.

We currently run in-person meetups in the UK in London, Bristol, Brighton & Manchester. 

We run global virtual meetups at the same time.

What happens if I can't attend a meetup?

Now we're hybrid (in-person and virtual)...no excuses! Bring your cat.

You should sack whoever manages your diary! Seriously though, if you're on holiday (or an unavoidable zoom) or otherwise unavailable, no biggie - we'll keep you in the loop with everything you missed with our monthly guides. 

How do you choose which books to read?

We curate books that we think will appeal to the RBC community.

We present three inspiring options each month, often recommendations from the community. Our shortlists always include at least one independent publisher and one under-represented author. We want to support more equality in publishing!

Members then vote for their favourite and we've got our book for the following month! Expect to see books around creativity, motivation, impact, business, entrepreneurship, happiness, wellbeing, tech, science, politics, nature and innovation with the occasional inspiring biography thrown in for good measure.

Best way to see the type of books we read is to check out our library.

Why do I need to apply to join?

Ultimately, anyone can purchase and read a book each month. The real value of joining Rebel Book Club is in the a-team community that make you accountable every month. We want to align with people who are committed and can add value to the community. The book club is just the start...

Can I bring RBC to my city?

We've had a lot of requests to start RBC in different cities which is really exciting. We're taking things one step (and book) at a time. If you're motivated to help bring RBC to your hood and know a group of people who would be ideal members then let us know.

Can I stop my membership?

Yes. You can stop your membership anytime by emailing us. We will complete this within 7 days of receiving your email. We can kickstart your membership again whenever you're ready.

Can I get a refund on my membership?

Sorry, no. Your membership is non-refundable. Your membership fees are supporting accelerating reading habits and positive action!