'Get maximum value out of bad ass books'

Memberships to suit a fast or slow reading life.
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Why Join?

Feed your hungry mind and fight the curse of Tsundoku* with a motivated community of readers, thinkers & doers.

*Japanese for the growing pile of unread books on your table/shelf/kindle.

“I feel like a different person. I have a richer and different perspective on the world. I never read much non-fiction before I joined.”

Sarah

“I used to get frustrated when finishing a thought-provoking read when no one in my life also read it. Then I joined Rebel Book Club."

Habbi

"I've loved RBC so much since I've joined, its not a stretch to say the books are triggering me to change my life and such a great group of people. "

Claire

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Reading Health

Finish them! We push you to start (and finish) more books. Weekly nudges, power hours, monthly meetups.

Read differently. Dive into topics outside your book bubble. Diversify your library & perspectives.

From aha to action. Turn your reading insights into real life adjustments or exciting changes.

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Real Connections

Skip small talk. When everyone is reading the same book you get straight to the juice. Cocktails help too.

Curious cats. Entwine your wandering mind with others and form new friendships.

Un-networking. Get the benefits of networking - career hook-ups, startup guidance, creative connections - without, ahem, networking.

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Personal Growth

Dive deeper. Often fleeting, we want the important stuff to stick. A monthly focus gives us a better chance to change.

Light a Fire. Be prepared to spark your synapses with fresh data, stories & ideas.

Back yourself. Reading by yourself is an escape. Sharing with friends solidifies knowledge and builds your inner-confidence.

Membership Options

Forming a good habit takes time, typically 3 months or more. Like Habbi, we want to help you not just read more, but better. Not all themes or books are going to immediately 'click' with you, but with some nudges from us, this is often where the magic happens. Check out this guide to how our members make the most of their membership.

Types of membership

Social

All in. Monthly Book + Meetup.

Simmer

Full flex. 1 Book + Meetup every other month - you choose which one's to join in with.

Sofa

Bookflix & chill. Monthly Book + connect to members online and locally. 

Learn to read like a pro with

Thinkers & Doers

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Cities

Each month we invite our membersto meetup to share insights and actionsfrom the book.

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Books

Every month: 1 theme with 3 unique game-changing, challengingnon-fiction books to vote on.

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Apply

1. Apply to join (or gift), it takes 2 minutes
2. Receive monthly book voucher
3. Join in with our community + meets

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 five 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. Read: Amazon Kindle-priced voucher delivered once a month within a couple of clicks (you can use the credit towards the paperback or audible if you're short on time). Monthly voucher minimum of £5 (€7.50-€12.50 for non-UK). Vote on a diversity of themes.

2. Nudges: 3-4 x monthly email to keep you accountable and up-to-date with community, votes and books.

3. Tribe: See who's who and connect directly with the rest of the community. The book club is just the start...

4. Meets: Exclusive invite to our secret events & bespoke cocktail or mocktail on the last Tuesday of every month (Sofa Members pay a £10 fee to join a meetup).

You can opt out anytime if you aren't 100% happy. The average membership length is 9 months. Some members have been with us sine 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, 6 or 12 months on the date you signed up. Make sure you signup at least a week before the end of the month so this has time to process before the next book vouchers go out.

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

Yep! Each month we'll send you an Amazon voucher to cover the cost of the book on Kindle (a minimum of £5), if you want to put that towards a paperback or audible that's all good with us. If you already own the book we're reading you can put the voucher towards another 🙂

When and where are the meetups?

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

Currently we're running fully remote meetups mirroring our in-person events including 'Cocktails from your Cupboard', live Q&A with authors & experts, break-out sessions with city groups and chat-roulette with members.

London: co-working spaces, startup HQs & unique locations (announced a week in advance)

Oxford: Angels Cocktail Bar

Bristol: Framework / Runway East

Brighton & Hove: The Projects / Platform 9

Barcelona: Utopicus / Libertine

Berlin: La Cave / Naturalis

Members also self-organise 'power-hour' meetups in local cafes (and parks in the summer) for 30 mins reading + 30 mins chat.

 

What happens if I can't attend a meetup?

Now we're 100% remote...no excuses! Bring your cat.

You should sack whoever manages your diary! Seriously though, if you're on holiday or otherwise unavailable, no biggie - we'll keep you in the loop with everything you missed with our monthly guides. Don't forget to pack your Kindle if you are escaping the city.

If you're not in current RBC cities or away for more than a couple of months (or have young kids/cats etc...) you can now opt for our SOFA membership. We aim to stream the meetups so you can join in from your casa.

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. The members votes on their favourite and then we've got our book for the following month! Expect to see books around creativity, motivation, impact, business, entrepreneurship, happiness, wellbeing 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!