The Reader Organisation is an award-winning charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading. We’re here to bring books to life, creating welcoming environments in which personal feeling is recognised and valued, forming vital connections between people and literature through which everyone can feel more alive.
Our ethos and purpose were originally forged in our shared reading groups, which is where most of our activity still takes place. But we are now working in other areas of communal life, and our purpose shines through in our Café, on our allotment, in a community play, at a public reading or even at a conker festival. Whatever we do, we do with brio, with care for people and with commitment to detail at every level.
To find out more about shared reading and our ambitions for it, visit the What We Do And Why section.
The Reader Magazine is the written voice of the Reading Revolution
Share the joy of reading aloud with our poetry and short story anthologies
While you're waiting for the new Reader issue (here in April!), why not browse our back catalogue bit.ly/ReaderMag - 27 Mar ago
"Being part of a group is special – it’s a bit more than just reading a book...it has helped me in my life" #SharedReading - 27 Mar ago
Issue 57 of The Reader is coming very soon - lots of wonderful literary goodness to last you through #Easter - 27 Mar ago
Take a once in a lifetime leap this Summer to help raise funds for Calderstones Mansion
Witness Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers by The Globe on Tour at Calderstones Mansi
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.