If you have ever been a book club organizer, picking a venue that is open to hosting the event can be quite challenging. BooknBrunch is a new company that has a Book, event, and restaurant marketplace, BooknBrunch is the first company to bring together the publishing and hospitality industries. The platform allows you to organize and host book club events wherever you want and choose from a vibrant community of local restaurant owners or venues to host with. Members can attend a unique selection of book club events and experiences, while hosts earn money doing what they love – reading and eating. A pioneer in the experience economy BooknBrunch is free to join, free to list and encourages readers and eaters of all walks to join the community.
Cofounding sisters Daniela Kelloway and Zuzana Drakul created BooknBrunch to connect readers to new book clubs and new friends. The new business venture has the official support of Kobo, a global leader in digital reading. BooknBrunch basically connects people in real life over good books and great food. Realizing the connections BooknBrunch creates for its growing community in over 40 cities around the world.
Research shows that reading for 30 minutes a day can add up to two years to your life and help reduce stress levels by 68%, while playing a role in alleviating loneliness, anxiety and depression. The world economic forum recognizes loneliness as a greater risk factor to our health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. I can get lonely reading by yourself or joining online communities such as GoodReads, where you really don’t know anyone. BooknBrunch might be onto something, a free service where you can organize book clubs, join in an existing one or just checkout what haunts are book friendly.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.