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06 May 2021

When We Cease to Understand the World – International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut, translated by Adrian Nathan West, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

The War of the Poor – International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for The War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard, translated by Mark Polizzotti, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

The Employees – International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed – International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez, translated by Megan McDowell, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

In Memory of Memory – International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, translated by Sasha Dugdale, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

At Night All Blood Is Black - International Booker Prize 2021 Discussion Guide

Download this discussion guide for At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, translated by Anna Moschovakis, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021. See the full International Booker Prize shortlist.

06 May 2021

Adult May Booklist - Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, from the 1590s to the 1980s. There is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with something for every...

28 April 2021

Unsettled Ground – Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

Transcendent Kingdom - Women's Prize for Fiction

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

The Vanishing Half – Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

Piranesi - Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

No One Is Talking About This - Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

19 April 2021

Bookmarks with feedback survey

Print these bookmarks on card or thick paper and cut them out individually to hand out on World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookmarks are designed to be used...

19 April 2021

Bookplates with feedback survey

You can stick these bookplates to the inside cover of books you’re handing out so that every participant knows about World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookplates are...

14 April 2021

Library staff social prescribing toolkit

A toolkit has been created to help library staff develop their social prescribing offer. It includes an overview of social prescribing, and guidance on working with partners and Link Workers locally. This toolkit will be published in April 2021.

14 April 2021

Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support workplace wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Library Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support library staff wellbeing in the workplace through the power of reading.

13 April 2021

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph - Discussion Guide

Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism in The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. As a former “token Black kid”, he now presents himself as the friend...

08 April 2021

The Strawberry Thief Reading Group Guide

If you are reading The Strawberry Thief as part of a reading group, here are some questions and resources to help get you started created by the author Joanne Harris. Warning: questions may contain spoilers!

18 March 2021

Dementia Specific Evaluation Tool

This resource can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s a useful tool for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’ thoughts, feelings, comments, quotes...

25 February 2021

Klara and the Sun and Ishiguro backlist promotional pack

Celebrate the publication of Klara and the Sun, the new book from the Booker and Nobel Prize-winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro. This pack contains: • A selection of digital assets, including a stunning animation and social cards featuring quotes from librarians and readers,...

25 February 2021

Celebrating Kazuo Ishiguro: syndicated blog post

Add this syndicated blog post to your website to celebrate the impact Kazuo Ishiguro’s books have had on readers and librarians over the past thirty years. Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest book, Klara and the Sun, is published by Faber on 2 March...

23 February 2021

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie reading guide

Use this reading guide for Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie to compliment your reading group discussion. About Not Quite Nice Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children,...

23 February 2021

Piranesi by Susanne Clarke reading guide

Use this reading guide for Piranesi by Susanne Clarke to compliment your reading group discussion. About Piranesi Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders:...

23 February 2021

The Thursday Murder Club Session Plan

An extract from Richard Osman’s debut novel, “The Thursday Murder Club”. This resource can be used for Reading Friends sessions to spark conversation and discussion.

23 February 2021

Bloomsbury's Read, Talk, Share booklist

Bloomsbury has created a booklist for libraries and other organisations participating in The Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share campaign. The list can be used by people looking for books tackling loneliness, isolation, mental health issues, and maintaining human connection during...

15 February 2021

Activity Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night at home and online. Whether you wanted to get involved on your own, or are part of an organisation this guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration...

15 February 2021

Organisations Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night at home and online. Whether you wanted to get involved on your own, or are part of an organisation this guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration...