Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) born 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.
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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.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we live and work.
We pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations.
Are you ready for Australian Reading Hour 2021?
Ok, take a deep breath, and repeat after us.
“I will read or listen to an Australian book, whether written or drawn or illustrated or spoken aloud, wherever I may be, in city or bush, in the bath, in bed or up a tree, for one hour on Tuesday 14 September 2021. I will read silently or aloud, I will read by myself or in a crowd. I will read a story that matters to me.”