The Reader 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 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 cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." On This Day 1891 Herman Melv… twitter.com/i/web/status/7… - 11h ago
The Reader Magazine 63 is out with new poetry from Bibhu Padhi, Gareth Culshaw, David Constantine, Stuart Pickford bit.ly/2daQE1j - 14h ago
Wonderful #WednesdayWisdom from Oscar Wilde... https://t.co/ej0aZBFjGz - 16h ago
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