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Reading Power

In the UK, 5.8 million adults struggle to read. A world without reading is a world without access to opportunities, joy and knowledge. Donate to help us create a world of opportunity where every adult can access the benefits of reading. 

Reading Ahead

Reading Ahead improves reading confidence, builds skills and encourages everyone to read more. It is run in prisons, public libraries, colleges, adult community learning settings and workplaces. Get Reading Ahead...see where it takes you!

Quick Reads

Discover the joy of reading with Quick Reads. Short books and great stories by bestselling authors!

Reading Groups for Everyone

Reading Groups for Everyone celebrates all the good things that happen when people come together in their communities to share and talk about reading. Because everything changes when we read.

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is our UK-wide programme, developed with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), which connects people by starting conversations through reading.

Reading Well

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

Teachers' Reading Challenge

The Teachers' Reading Challenge is an opportunity for school and library staff to expand their knowledge of children's books and develop their understanding of reading for pleasure pedagogy.

World Book Night

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Find out more about this year's events.