1There is no chapter near me, what do I do?
Get in touch – we might be able to start a new chapter near you! Otherwise, you’re welcome to join our social channels where you can discuss the book with our global network and even join us for our Virtual Gloss meeting each month.
2Is this only for Women?
The Gloss is a community designed mainly for women and non-binary people. Men are not excluded and are welcome to attend our meetings if they feel a connection to The Gloss; however, we ask that all members who attend are respectful of the safe space our hosts have committed to fostering. The main objective for The Gloss is to create safe and welcoming communities that respect each and every attendee regardless of gender.
3How do we choose our books?
We read a lot. We work with the big and small publishers to identify the best new books out there and then we hold a global VOTE to decide which book will become this month’s title. Curating our book list is what we spend the most time on and we take this role very seriously.
To be considered as an official Gloss read the book must be available in paperback globally and be reasonably priced.
For publishers and authors looking to get in touch – please email us with any book suggestions you might have – we are always open to new authors and titles but please bear in mind the above criteria.
4Do we hold other events other than Book Club meeting?
Yes, some of our chapters hold many other events, including dinners, author events, high teas and adventurous expeditions. This helps cultivate engagement in our clubs and are up to the discretion of our hosts.
5How do I get involved?
Join our membership - this gives you access to an amazing array of Gloss Features including: Exclusive Gloss Tote, Access to all Local and Online Book Club meetings, Meet The Author, our Facebook groups and our Gloss monthly book votes.
6Want to review books for The Gloss?
If you visit our blog you’ll see we do a lot of book reviews – if you want more info on becoming a book reviewer for us please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
7Do we support charities?
We are very interested in charities and wish we could support many worthwhile charities across the world. We choose one charity a year to support and as a result, we will maintain our focus in this area and are unable to back other causes.
8Is the Membership Monthly or Yearly?
The 55 dollar membership is for a year and starts from the day you buy it. It gives you access to all 12 meetings for the year, among other things.
9Do we only read English books?
Currently, yes. We’d love to read books in many languages but at this time we only support English speaking clubs.