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“You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte 
“that in itself is a tremendous thing.”
From Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

Join from just £4 a month, and you will be helping more people to experience the life-changing power of literature through our national network of Shared Reading groups, and vibrant programme at Calderstones. 

You’ll receive a range of great benefits and priority booking access to selected Reader events. Upgrade to a Reader Friends+ membership and receive a discounted subscription to The Reader Magazine, published biannually. 

As a valued Friend of the Reader, you’ll receive: 

  • A warm welcome from The Reader, including a joining gift 
  • Priority booking for selected Reader events and invitations to Friends get-togethers 
  • 20% discount on all purchases at The Reader Café and Ice Cream Parlour, with your Reader Friends membership card  
  • Regular email updates on the impact of your support 
  • As a Friends+ member, you’ll also receive an annual subscription to The Reader Magazine (published biannually) 

Choose a membership:  

Welcome pack and gift, priority booking and special events, discounts, regular updates on the impact of your support.

£4 per month or £48 per year

All the benefits of a Friends membership, plus a subscription to The Reader Magazine.

£5 per month or £60 per year

Gift Memberships 
By purchasing a gift membership, you’ll receive an e-voucher, which can be printed and passed on to the gift recipient for them to redeem on our website. 

Friends Gift Membership £48, Friends+ Gift Membership £60

  • As a Friend, you'll get a warm welcome from The Reader, including a joining gift.

  • Your support will help us improve wellbeing and reduce isolation.

  • Enjoy the comfort of literature and the life changing experience of Shared Reading.

  • Help us sustain a vibrant programme at Calderstones that is open to all and brings people together and books to life.

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