The Bookleaf Society

Why "Bookleaf"?

Bookleaf Mallee (Eucalyptus kruseana) is a native Australian shrub, with silvery blue-green foliage. This plant encompasses our love for books and the natural world. 

As a society, we convene for a particular purpose: to investigate the depths of our minds and the limits of language - exploring the relationship between people, plants, and the written word.

Who we are.

We are a mix of artists, curators, and dreamers who share one thing in common: an everlasting love for books, plants, and engaging conversation within New York City.

The Bookleaf Society is an intentional space to safely and openly discuss literature and connect it back to our soul's work. 

What we do.

Every month, we gather for our bookclub soirée to discuss the chosen readings and deep dive into a specific topic - from spiritual ecology to psychadelics, psychology to fantastical worlds. 

Incorporating fresh flora, organic foods, and herbal-infused rituals, we gather to slow down and engage with community via stimulating conversation and intellectual exploration. 

The magic lies in the weaving of our own stories as our lives intertwine amongst the narratives we read and discuss. We celebrate the seasons and design rituals as a form of intentional introspection and empathetic reflection. We speak in turn, share insights, ask questions, journal, cry, and laugh. We explore the untamed shadows of our city lives. 

It has been beautiful to witness how organic this community has blossomed. By word of mouth, the society is an open invitation to anyone who feels compelled to join a diverse group of women over wine, golden milk, and homemade dessert.

Every session we leave with warmed hearts filled with gratitude for this special circle. 

Words of gratitude.

"WOWOWOW loved every second of this evening! Appreciate each of you so much 🙏🏽 thank you again Daniela for hosting and for bringing together such an incredible group of humans. ✨" 

"You ladies light up my soul. Shining brighter than could imagine after a taxing evening 🤩 Thanks for being deeply caring and present ðŸ¤— 🔥 📖" 

"So great to see this book club evolving. I learn something each time we get together 🫶"

"Gwen, thank you so much for hosting and all the thought, time and effort that went into such a lovely night. I really cherished the eve (as always when I get to spend it with all of you incredible women!) grateful for each of you."

"Another beautiful evening of delicious food, inspiring company, and stimulating conversation 💕 endlessly grateful for this group of incredible women!Thank you Emily & Daniela for bringing us together 🙏🏽"

"Thank you ladies for such a beautiful evening with great company, delicious food, and thoughtful conversation! I knew it would be lovely but surpassed expectations. So soul-nourishing 😊💛✨🌱 Looking forward to the next one, and/or getting into our Wild Woman for together on a dance floor soon 🐺" 

"How grateful I am to be included in this group 🥹 We all embody a distinct flavor of wildness, and when brought together, true vulnerability can be expressed 💜 I truly felt supported, to further distill Self into its truest essence. Thank you all. "

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