Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) borne of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read.
Everything we do, we believe in championing reading. We believe reading is the key to a smarter, healthier, happier nation. The way we champion reading is by curating a content and events platform that is informed by research, beautifully designed for all ages, and a conduit for connecting with businesses, communities, organisations and schools. And we just happen to have Australia’s great authors on our books – quite literally.
SAVE THE DATE | Australian Reading Hour:
Thursday 16 September 2021
If you’d like to become involved as an ambassador, bookseller or event host, please let the team at Australia Reads know on hello(at)australiareads(dot)org(dot)au
You can show your support by taking the pledge to read this November!
Check back soon to download official artwork, logos, and other assets for promoting your event.
Australia Reads is made possible thanks to the amazing support of our partners.
Australia Reads has been assisted by the Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts, and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Are you ready for Australia Reads?
Ok, take a deep breath, and repeat after us.
“I will read for an hour on Thursday 12 November.
I will read books in any shape, form or size.
I will read, whether with bumps, letters, pictures, sound.
I will read to myself or someone else.”