An event where people are invited to bring a book and read it in silence returns to San Francisco this week.
The Silent Reading Party takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hotel Rex. Readers are expected to supply their own books, but they can order from a food and drink menu, with drink proceeds earmarked for an underserved branch of the San Francisco Public Library.
Handler told SFGate where cell phones belonged at the inaugural event: "There will be a special section for partygoers who are texting and scrolling Instagram instead of reading. The section is in a grimy puddle outside."