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Why the #247challenge matters

The National Literacy Trust today released new research for National Writing Day, which found that more young people have been writing and reading in lockdown. Following already promising research from the Reading Agency in April, showing that 45% of young people were choosing to read more, it’s... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 13:42:51 UTC ]
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Mining book group gold

Book groups are a massive force in the book world - but also a mystery. We don’t even know how many exist. Reading Groups for Everyone (which is part of The Reading Agency) has collated a list of 10,000 online and offline book groups in the UK. But academic surveys suggest that the real figure... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 06:17:00 UTC ]
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Pandemic spikes youth reading habits, TRA survey finds

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a spike in reading among young adults, a survey from The Reading Agency has found. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 02:12:37 UTC ]
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Digital offering being prepared for Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency, Libraries Connected, Arts Council England and ASCEL have confirmed they will not be able to deliver the Summer Reading Challenge in its usual physical format this year. However, they have said a "high-quality digital offer" is in the pipeline.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 12:08:57 UTC ]
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Tremain, Kay, Shrigley in New Year's Honours

Novelist Rose Tremain has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list. Meanwhile poet and novelist Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar, receives a CBE. Sir Elton John, author of autumn memoir Me (Macmillan), is made a Companion of Honour. Among those receiving OBEs are artist and author David... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-27 17:04:32 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches A Chapter A Day challenge

The Reading Agency is challenging people to ditch their phones and rebuild their reading habits to mark World Book Night. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anne Sarrag to leave The Reading Agency

Anne Sarrag, head of children’s reading at The Reading Agency and founder of the Summer Reading Agency, is stepping down from her post to pursue a freelance career. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hutchinson leaves OUP for Reading Agency role

Oxford University Press’ Fraser Hutchinson will join literacy charity the Reading Agency in April as head of publisher partnerships. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Reading Agency receives £120,000 to evaluate Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency is planning an evaluation of the Summer Reading Challenge after receiving an award of £120,000 from Arts Council England. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Participation in Summer Reading Challenge falls 8%

The Reading Agency has reported an 8% drop in take-up of its Summer Reading Challenge, with 699,076 children across the UK taking part in 2018's Beano-themed challenge compared to more than 760,000 last year. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency aims to maintain reading challenge numbers

The Reading Agency is hoping to maintain participant numbers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is The Beano. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Could you be a Library of the Year?

Find out more about The Bookseller's Libraries of the Year focus, run in conjunction with sponsor Overdrive and partner The Reading Agency, including information on how to enter. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Littleford to become Reading Agency chair

Matthew Littleford is to become the chair of The Reading Agency following Liz Cleaver's 10-year stint. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Remodelling World Book Night

The Reading Agency's chief executive Sue Wilkinson on how the organisation is revamping World Book Night.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 bestseller Millie Marotta. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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” at their library. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH readies Go Set a Watchman paperback push

Penguin Random House UK is partnering with Waterstones, Gatwick Express and The Reading Agency as it ramps up publicity for the paperback of Go Set a Watchman, publishing with PRH commercial paperback imprint Arrow. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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