From its inception in August 2008, The Girly Book Club (GBC) now has over 80,000 members in 12 countries and 80 cities across the globe, making it the largest of its kind in the world. The book club originated in London, where its flagship club now boasts over 4,000 members.
All GBC chapters read the same book at the same time and meet up once a month in a centrally located venue to discuss that month’s book. These meetings draw anywhere from 15 to 100 women each month. The meetings are all conducted by a local host and held in the same week and follow the same format. The GBC works as a global sorority, members can interact through the website or social media channels, or if they are the travelling type head to one of the other global chapters. The GBC provides a relaxed and casual atmosphere to meet friends in new cities as well as connecting women with others who share their literary interests.