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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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.
Join us at reception and we’ll take you on a marvelous journey through the house, its history and its future.
Christmas is a joyous time full of gatherings and festive get togethers, but for so many it can be...
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the sounds of a glorious brass band. “Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and...
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
Festive community concerts as musical performances return to the Mansion House. Family fun as The Storybarn brings the classic poem…
Nestled deep in Calderstones Park is one of the must-see landmarks of the local area, the Allerton Oak, rumoured to…
After a decade reading aloud across the capital, new Shared Reading groups will help tackle loneliness in West London communities Volunteers read great literature aloud each week – to create time and space for…