The Reader is pioneering the movement of Shared Reading - helping people to connect with a better understanding of themselves and others, enabling them to realise the changes they want to make
From young to old, join us to share reading across the UK with our volunteering projects
See how cutting-edge research is building the links between reading, health and well-being
We get great literature off the shelves and into the hands of people who need it, from all walks of life. Reading together creates shared experiences.
Visit The Storybarn, Liverpool's first interactive story-centre for children to explore, share and discover their love of books
Our courses give individuals and organisations the skills to deliver their own shared reading groups based on our best practice and years of experience.
We're bringing Shared Reading into communities across the UK and beyond. Find your nearest group and join our growing Reader Family.
Discover how you can be part of the Reading Revolution by working with us in a number of different ways.
From our national conference to the Penny Readings, our programme of events bring people together and literature to life.
The Reader magazine offers a mix of new poetry and fiction, classic and neglected works and interviews with leading literary figures.
Share the joy of reading aloud with our poetry and short story anthologies
We have established the movement of Shared Reading as a practical way to increase well-being, extend reading pleasure and foster social inclusion. We are an award-winning social enterprise with a strong partnership track record of reaching a wide range of people.
Some of our Readers have shared their own stories about what their reading group means to them.
Find out how our Reading Revolution burst to life in the words of our Director, Jane.
Meet the people behind the books – our dedicated team working to bring people and literature together.
If you have any suggestions on how we can enhance The Reader experience for you, please get in touch by filling out our quick form. Thank you.