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From The Reader Bookshelf… The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of the…

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Podcast

The Reader Podcast: Episode Seven Out Now

In Episode Seven: What If? we chat to children's illustrator Gill Smith, explore the poem What If This Road by…

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Daily Readings

Featured Poem: Songs for the People by Francis Ellen Watkins Harper

To mark Black History Month, we want to showcase the work of black authors and poets from throughout history. This…

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The Reader Bookshelf

From The Reader Bookshelf… The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of the…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: For A Poet by Countee Cullen

To mark Black History Month, we want to showcase the work of black authors and poets from throughout history. This…

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Children and Young People

Creating opportunities to help Liverpool’s young people prepare for employment

We're celebrating the success of an exciting project offering Liverpool’s young people training and personal development opportunities to help improve…

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The Reader Bookshelf

From The Reader Bookshelf… Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of the…

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Reader Stories

‘You’re digging deep into yourself’- Camilla’s Reader Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee. 'George’s voice became deeper… “Guys like us, that work on ranches,…

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Literature

October’s Stories and Poems – Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, October’s selection of stories, extracts and poems showcase works from black authors from the 19th…

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Children and Young People

The Storybarn selects… from The Reader Bookshelf

As part of our ongoing work exploring texts from The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked members of our Children & Young…

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Daily Readings

Featured Poem: Early Affection by George Moses Horton

National Poetry Day is an annual mass celebration that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National…

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Important Updates

Jimmy McGovern and Maxine Peake to headline charity’s literature festival for the covid-era 

Gravity is a new festival taking place online and in person from 5 – 7 November, and hosted by national charity, The Reader.  Taking…

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