Launching a Reading Revolution

Founded at the University of Liverpool in 1997, The Reader Organisation became a charitable trust during 2008. Our aim is to bring about a Reading Revolution. Why? Because reading matters to everyone.


‘Can’t you stay a bit longer? I want to find out what happens in the story.’
Looked-after child, Wirral Children’s Service


‘Now I take the time to read every word. Before I just skim read everything. I’m starting to enjoy all the beautiful description in the books I read. I didn’t even notice it before!’
Bibby Line Group employee


‘It moves you, I mean it hits you where it meets you and means something.’
Dementia sufferer on reading poetry, Mossley Hill


‘It’s been great this – a real boost. I loved this at school but I haven’t looked at a book in fifteen years. It makes me wish I hadn’t thrown those years away, because I’d forgotten what it feels like when you read something like this, the power of words I mean’.

Client at the Kevin White Detox Unit                       


‘I saw many people fight their demons by stepping onto that stage. It made some of us feel, for the first time, ‘Yes. I can do this’.’

Participant in Community Shakespeare, Wirral


We’re holding a launch event at Bibby Line Group HQ, on Friday 7th November, 4.30-5.30pm – in the building that once housed Liverpool’s first public library – as part of Shipping Lines Liverpool Literature Festival.


At the launch, author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, a long-time supporter of The Reader Organisation, will read from his work – a treat not to be missed. Director of The Reader Organisation, Dr Jane Davis, will discuss the necessity for a Reading Revolution – great books reaching everybody – in the UK and beyond. Tea and cake will be served.


This is an invitation only event but if you would like to register your interest please email


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