Now that we’re staying in more, it’s a good time to get reading.
Books – in whatever shape, size, or form – are a great way to unwind, learn new things, discover new stories, and feel all kinds of emotions. Whether you’re reading fiction or non-fiction, periodicals or poetry, journals or joke-books, memoir or magical fantasies… your body, heart and brain all know you’re on to something special. That’s why Australia Reads is encouraging everyone to read a little bit more. (Or even a lot more!)
Tell us what you’re reading at home to bring you comfort, inspire and entertain you @australiareads
Books help you learn and explore.
Reading makes your world bigger and makes more things possible. Literacy and reading are tools that can help you achieve your goals  and help others. So, being able to read can improve your life and the lives of the people around you.
Show your support for Australian book creators by taking the pledge for Australian Reading Hour!
Want to find out more? We’d love to hear your stories about the way reading helps you enjoy, learn, grow and connect.
Follow the hashtag #AustraliaReads, take the pledge, and follow us on social media!
#AustraliaReadsAtHome is a joint industry initiative.
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.”