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The National Reading Survey 2021 presented by Australia Reads explores how Australians read, borrow and buy books and how this has—and hasn’t—changed during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021. 

A summary of key findings can be downloaded here.

This research has been made possible thanks to the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund; conducted in partnership with LightSpeed, part of the profiles division of Kantar; and in consultation with the Trade Publishing Committee of the Australian Publishers Association. 


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