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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”  James Baldwin

We are looking for people who understand what James Baldwin was talking about when he wrote that books ‘connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.’ 

We are seeking experienced leaders, readers, communicators or socially minded business people who want to ‘shine in use’ as Tennyson said, by joining our exceptional board of Trustees. 

We’re looking for people who can bring any of the following experience: 

  • the literary world (publishers, writers, readers)
  • communications
  • movement-building
  • business
  • social business or the third sector.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Download our trustee recruitment pack for full details.


The Reader is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and employees and applicants for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, caring responsibilities, colour, disability, employment status, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.

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Friday 15 January 2021