New York book club inspired by 'good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows'. Members of New York City's Topless Book Club have been baring their breasts in Central Park for the past six years. Recently, the group went viral after sharing a video about their mission: To prove that it's perfectly possible for women to show nudity in a nonsexual way—while reminding New Yorkers that toplessness is very legal in their city. Aren't you supposed to be looking at the book? Literature lovers form first topless book club in New York so they can sunbathe bare chested safely.