Learn to read like a pro with thinkers & doers
1) Apply to join, it takes 2 minutes.
2) You will be sent a voucher for an inspiring book on the same day each month.
3) You will be invited to an RBC meet-up on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss the book - expect unique venues coupled with forward thinking conversation & cocktails.
All from £14/month (£11 for 'sofa' readers)
Rebel Meets & Drinks
Each month we invite our members to meetup to share insights and actions from the book. All washed down with a custom book-inspired cocktail or mocktail.
7-9pm last Tuesday of every month in London, Oxford, Bristol, Brighton & Hove, Berlin and Barcelona.
Every month: 1 theme with 3 unique game-changing, challenging non-fiction books to vote on. An Amazon voucher for the kindle value of the book gets sent to you. (You can always upgrade to paperback or audible). Here's our library.
The books are just the beginning.
We are motivated to up the quantity & diversity of our reading. We are curious & open to new ideas. We help each other turn book-inspired insights into real action.
RBC members self-organise 'power-hours' (small meets 30 mins reading / 30 mins talking), support each other's projects & ventures and chat daily online about the book, theme and much more!
Forming a good habit takes time, typically 3 months or more. We want to help you read more books, with more diversity. 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.
🛋️ Sofa Memberships are for the remote reader, the digital nomad or the cosy cabin dweller. If you happen to be 'in town' when an RBC event is happening you can join for a one-off payment of £10.
🍸 Social Memberships are for those who are all-in. You are serious about accelerating your reading habits as well as connecting regularly with other members & authors.
🔥 Simmer Memberships: are for those urban hustlers, city-hoppers and life-junkies with less time who need more flex. Half the books + meetups in the same amount of time. We send you a one-off RBC voucher when you join that will cover the cost of books (£22.50 for 3 books over 6 months / £45 for 6 books over a year). You choose the books to read and meetups to join depending on your calendar or interests.
SOFA Membership 🛋️
Monthly Book + Option to join Meetup extra £10
3 Month Membership - £11/month (billed every 3 months at £33)
Annual Membership - £10/month (billed once a year at £120)
SOCIAL Membership 🍸
Monthly Book + Meetup
3 Month Membership - £16/month (billed every 3 months at £48)
Annual Membership - £14/month (billed once a year at £168)
SIMMER Membership 🔥
Flexible: Half the Books + Half the Meetups
6 Month Membership: 3 Books + 3 Meetups over 6 months- £9/month (billed every 6 months at £54)
Annual Membership: 6 x Books + 6 Meetups over a year - £8/month (billed once a year at £96)
If you know. You know.
We couldn't find any book clubs that felt like a good fit for us so we created our own (whilst in Bali)
You absorb and learn what you're reading much more effectively when you know you'll be talking about it amongst a bunch of interesting people.
Rebel Book Club makes you accountable. We will push you to start and finish a game-changing book every month.
Pages read by RBC members by August 2019
Increase in the quantity & depth of members reading habits since joining RBC
The average reading time needed per day to read 24 books in a year (12 RBC + 12 of your own choice)
The exponential growth of knowledge, insight & connection in our tribe
why books matter to us...
by RBC members
Books make me more conscious and strengthen me as a human being.
They smell so good. Also you can learn a thing or two
That if you go slow, if you take the time to read carefully, to empathise, to ask questions, to listen to what other people have to say - then a book will reward you, richly.
Books are power. They allow for the spread of ideas, and to gain access to knowledge.. knowledge is power and what is needed to help fight inequality and institutional prejudice.
Smart people learn from their experiences. Wise people learn from other peoples experiences. I aim to be smart and wise.
Books are absolutely essential to my environment, I do not only read them, I also love looking at them, I enjoy having a book in my bag wherever I go, turning the pages during my spare time, books have always been a big part of my life
rebel book club + your workplace
After hosting 50+ Rebel Book Club meetups in London, we've started to collaborate with forward thinking organisations on unique, inspiring events & membership experiences.
Team Memberships | Book Swaps | Author Talks | Themed Workshops | Bespoke Drinks
Sound fun? Let's chat.
Why does the world need Rebel Book Club?
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 four 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?
What does Rebel Book Club include?
All memberships include:
1. Read: 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 between £5 and £10 (€7.50-€12.50 for non-UK). Vote on a diversity of themes, upcoming in 2019: Modern Mortality, Extinctions, Altered States, Digital Minimalism, Adventure, Personal Finance and more...
2. Nudges: Monday 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 8 months.
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 months or year 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 code 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.
London: co-working spaces, startup HQs & unique locations (announced a week in advance)
Oxford: Angels Cocktail Bar
Bristol: Framework / Runway East
Brighton & Hove: Esc HQ
Berlin: La Cave
Last Tuesday of every month (except December)
How do the meetups work?
Rough format of each meetup:
7pm Welcome at door by hosts as you arrive, grab a cocktail/mocktail, meet with other members.
7:30pm Kick off the session, usually by throwing out one or two key questions from the book, and forming small groups of 2-4 with people you don't yet know to discuss.
Then depending on the book we would then break into a mini workshop, quiz, or other activity related to the topic. If we have the author/experts within the community with us (or via video call), we'll have a Q&A or panel/sharing of personal experiences.
8:30/45: Gather insights, ideas, actions as a result of the activities and conversations and share with whole group.
Who shows up?
35% of our subscribing members attend meetups on average - this number has been steady for 4 years. So on average a member will make 1 in 3 meetups. Our flexible SIMMER membership (3 books/3 meetups over 6 months) is proving popular which supports this frequency. Maximum we've ever had in a venue in London is 150 and it works really well.
What happens if I can't attend a meetup?
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 - 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.
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?
Can I get a refund on my membership?
Sorry, no. Your membership is non-refundable. Your membership fees are supporting a reading revolution!