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Why World Book Night 2016 wasn't able to include BAME authors

World Book Night project manager Rose Goddard says the event should be home to diverse books by authors from all walks of life. Read more

Pictures of the week

This week's pictures round-up celebrates HarperCollins, Bloomsbury authors, the Rising Stars Class of 2017 and the start of Jason Ford's summer residency. Read more

New Books on Prescription scheme targets long-term health conditions

A new strand of the 'Books on Prescription' initiative, which encourages people to use libraries to discover self-help books, has been launched by The Reading... Read more

Quick Reads seeks broader reach

This year will see Quick Reads—the adult literacy campaign founded by Baroness Rebuck in 2006—looking to greatly expand its remit. Read more

Rentzenbrink, Marotta and McVeigh titles part of 'more targeted' World Book Night 2017

The Reading Agency has announced a new "targeted approach" for World Book Night 2017 with giveaway titles including authors such as The Bookseller's contributing editor Cathy Rentzenbrink, Polari Prize-winner Paul McVeigh and colouring-in... Read more

Participation in Summer Reading Challenge falls 4%

The number of children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge fell 4% this year, although percentage of under-4s participating rose 12%. Read more

BBC Radio 1's Cairney to speak at Reading Agency event

BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is going to be speaking in conversation with The Reading Agency at The British Library next month. Read more

Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund.... Read more

Winnie the Pooh voted favourite kids book character

AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh has come atop a poll of favourite children’s book characters, commissioned by the Reading Agency. Read more

Mills & Boon launches #LoveAtTheLibrary campaign

Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon is partnering with The Reading Agency to work with libraries across the UK to help readers “fall in love”... Read more

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