Join the Reading Revolution
We’re a national charity that wants to bring about a Reading Revolution so that everyone can experience and enjoy great literature, which we believe is a tool for helping humans survive and live well.
From our global Shared Reading movement, to our Calderstones Park home – The Reader builds lively communities that bring people together and books to life.Find a group near you
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1 child £49, 2 siblings £80, 3 siblings £120 Books and Brambles is a six-week outdoor adventure of exciting weekends...
Free, book a ticket online. Join us for a restorative walk around the park, accompanied by some nourishing poems. No...
Help! Mysterious things are happening! We have discovered some of our books have lost their stories including one of our favourites, The...
The Reader is looking forward to welcoming some new Shared Reading sessions to our Mansion House Garden. The literature shared...
Free, book a ticket online. Take steps through the ages, and find out about the rich heritage of Calderstones in a monthly walk round...
A shaded lamp and a waving blind,And the beat of a clock from a distant floor:On this scene enter—winged, horned,...
£49 for 6 weeks - booking includes a copy of our featured baby board book to keep and share again and...
Sunday 22 August This session is inspired by The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane from our ‘Walking the Earth’ bookshelf,...
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Love reading? Love meeting new people? Want to make a difference locally? If so, Shared Reading could be the thing for you. And you could be just the person for us.
The Reader at Calderstones
The Reader at Calderstones is a community unlike any other, somewhere people can get together, experience literature and try something new.
Drop in at the Mansion House to get a bite to eat at The Reader Café, join a Shared Reading group or explore 5,000 years of storytelling in our dedicated exhibition.
Explore the park, where you’ll find the Storybarn play space and The Reader Ice Cream Parlour.
The Mansion House is a reading home with heart – drop in to discover a place filled with possibilities.
Discover stories of life in Liverpool, starting 5,000 years ago, in our dedicated exhibition.
Our imaginative play space for children and families will spark a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.
The Storybarn exists to spark a life-long love of books and reading, and an unending curiosity for exploring the astonishing worlds of our imagination.
Whether you’re coming as family, party or school, this imaginative play space is dedicated to sharing the delights of reading with babies and children.
Come and play!
Storyhunter and Incy Wincy Rhymer attendees
Family fun days
Visitors to Calderstones Park can embark on a journey of discovery and literary delight thanks to our new digital park…
Episode Six: Stories of Walking Away In this episode, we ask 'What makes a poem great for Shared Reading?' Again,…
‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.’ ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth Touring theatre troupe, The HandleBards, will be arriving…