The more we know about the impact that reading has on people's lives, and how it's changing with the advent of new technology, the better we can focus our actions.
To get more reading to more people we need to understand readers better - why, what and how they read and what's standing in the way of reading more and differently. We need to be developing new thinking and experimenting with new approaches.
Our research programme allows us to pull together all the evidence and rich first-hand information we have from our work with readers. We then use this to inform debate and discussion about readers and reading. Our research is also incredibly valuable when we are planning our own projects.
So often good ideas get forgotten and impact gets lost. We want to capture evidence and new ideas through a new publications programme. The first one will follow the Community engagement through reading conference and there will also be one following the Youth conference. See Conferences for more information.
We are also about to publish a new piece of research jointly with Harper Collins into black and minority ethnic reading trends and how to promote BME writing effectively. Watch these pages for updates.
We'll try anything to get people talking about reading, and we'd like to work with new research partners. Contact us.
You can download our free reports from Resources.
Book Sales in Public Libraries
Our large-scale research into Book Sales in Public Libraries is available to order priced £29.95 by emailing resources with the number of copies you would like, your delivery address and invoice address.
You can read the key messages of the report by following the link.