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Give the gift of reading this Mother’s Day

Written by Rachael Norris, 8th February 2022

‘I have sailed across a sea of words to ask if you will come away with me.’ 

-Oliver Jeffers, A Child of Books 

With a range of great benefits including discounts in The Reader Bookshop, Café and Ice Cream Parlour, priority booking for selected Reader events, and regular updates on the impact of your support, a Reader Friends membership is the perfect gift for the book lover in your life that makes a difference and lasts all year. 

And if that wasn’t enough, order a Reader Friends gift membership before 22 March in person or online and you’ll receive: 

Choose from:  

  • The Salt Path – Raynor Winn 
  • Gilead – Marilynne Robinson 
  • The Living Mountain – Nan Shepherd 
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston 
  • My Antonia – Willa Cather 
  • Go Tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin 
  • A Portable Paradise – Roger Robinson 

All new Friends members also receive:

  • The Reader’s A Little Aloud anthology 
  • 15% Discount on books in The Reader Bookshop  
  • 20% Discount in the Café and Ice Cream Parlour  
  • Priority booking for selected events  
  • Regular email updates  
  • Friends+ members also receive an annual subscription to The Reader magazine 

Reader Friends Membership £48Reader Friends + Membership £60 (inc. The Reader magazine subscription)

All gifts will be posted in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 27 March. Visit for online purchase or talk to us on 

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