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09 August 2022

Latest opportunities from our adult publisher partners - author visits, free sets of books and POS packs!

If you have a reading group with adults or work in library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free author visits, 100s of books for reading groups and other opportunities. If you would like some display...

05 August 2022

The Reading Agency's August Booklist for Adults - Escape with a Book

Summer is a time when some go on travels, so we have selected the perfect books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. On the list we have a fantasy book based on African...

29 July 2022

The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith Activity Resource

This resource accompanies the puzzle-packed epic adventure The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith by Loris Owen, the first book in her middle grade series. You’ll find: chapter-by-chapter lesson material, discussion prompts, activity suggestions and a fun quiz at the end! The...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's July Booklist for Adults - Friendship

To mark World Friendship Day, also known as International Day of Friendship which takes place on 30 July this year, we have compiled a booklist focusing specifically on books written about friendship. Tell us what you think about these books or...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's September Booklist for Adults - International Translation Day

Every 30 September, English PEN hosts a programme of talks, workshops and networking opportunities for literary translators, in celebration of International Translation Day. To help you celebrate the best in translated fiction and international authors, we have created a booklist...

13 July 2022

National Reading Group Day - assets

Libraries and other organisations can download these social media assets to promote National Reading Group Day (14 September). Contact readinggroups@readingagency.org.uk with any questions.

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (libraries nationwide)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (15 libraries)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (nationwide Wales)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (Swansea and Newport)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

01 June 2022

The Reading Agency's June Booklist for Adults - Refugee Week

This month, we have compiled a booklist focusing specifically on books written by and about refugees or former refugees. This is to mark Refugee Week, which takes place from 20-26 June 2022. Here you will find a range of fiction...

24 May 2022

The Country of Others library display pack

Here you will find materials to promote the paperback edition of The Country of Others by Leïla Slimani, the first instalment of a new trilogy set in Morocco. This pack contains: • Downloadable A4 poste (pdf) • Downloadable bunting template (pdf) • Digital assets...

24 May 2022

The House with the Golden Door downloadable posters

This pack includes digital materials to promote The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper: • 1x A3 Postercard (print-ready pdf) • 1x A4 Postercard (print-ready pdf) • If you have ordered a full pack of display materials, you will also be...

13 May 2022

'Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead' Reading Group Guide

Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 2nd June 2022. THE BLURB ‘Funny about...

13 May 2022

'We Run the Tides' Reading Group Guide

Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 5th May 2022. THE BLURB ‘Smart, perceptive, elegant, sad, surprising and...

10 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Adults - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of where you live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from the Norfolk coast to Korea,...

10 May 2022

Checkmate in Berlin printable display materials and digital assets

This pack contains printable resources to create a display to promote Checkmate in Berlin by Giles Milton, plus digital assets to share on social media. Assets for sharing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook A4 poster (pdf) Bunting (pdf)

05 May 2022

An Extra Pair of Hands digital assets

This pack contains assets promoting An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse for sharing on social media, plus a video from the author.

05 May 2022

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...

03 May 2022

International Booker Prize 2022 Reading Guides

Find out more about the titles on the 2022 International Booker Prize longlist with these reading guides, with information about each book, author and translator and why it made it onto the list.

27 April 2022

Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety extract and activity

It’s hard to watch the news without hearing or seeing something disturbing about the climate emergency. This can trigger all sorts of emotions: worry, anger, sadness, guilt, and even grief but also often over-looked positive emotions like motivation, connection and...

26 April 2022

The English Patient: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

Paradise: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

The Memory of Love: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2012-2022

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2012-2022. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2002-2011

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2002-2011. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1992-2001

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1992-2001. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1982-1991

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1982-1991. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1972-1981

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1972-1981. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1962-1971

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1962-1971. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.