Community, Connection and Great Reads
Times are tough at the moment, so we'll be finding ways to connect socially, locally and safely, through the very best of what's already on our shelves.
Sharing Socially and Locally
Read, Enjoy, Discuss, Share and Start Again...
Most of us have books in our homes that we’ve been meaning to read, have loved and kept, or that have been gifted to us and we've never touched.
Now's the time to liberate them from the bookshelves, find escape in their pages, share our stories and pass them onto others.
Together We Can...
Read and Share
Let's make the most of what we already have and share with others
Start a Conversation
Whether you're sharing online or lending out brilliant reads in your local community, good books can lead to great chats
Support Your Own Health and Other People's
Social distancing and self isolation is tough but we need to support the wider community and frontline workers by staying home, keeping social media use at manageable levels for our own mental health, and thinking bigger than ourselves.
"What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die."
Small Independent Bookshops
While most of what we're doing is about re-reading or sharing what's already on our shelves, you may want to buy a book you don't currently have access to.
Please consider searching for your local independent bookshop first, shop with them online or email and call to see if they have a way of delivering books.
We need to support small and local wherever possible.