You sit in small groups, chat about the book you brought, switch groups every 20 minutes or so to make sure you get to meet lots of new friends, and then at the end, there's a big, rowdy, white elephant swap. You'll leave with someone else's fave.
This sounds like a blast: a gathering in mid-January at Booksmith’s newish venue, the Bindery, for those who shun the idea of trying to commit to positive change at the New Year. Why bother? Bring a book about any kind of indulgence (or anything else) and join a group of kindred spirits over cocktails to meet, greet, swap books and make light-hearted fun of resolutions.