Give a Book works in a practical and targeted way, project by project, to help spread the pleasure of reading.

Our main beneficiaries are schools with high levels of deprivation, prisons and community organisations. We work with some wonderful charities and organisations on our projects, including Learn to Love to Read, Doorstep Library, Ellie’s Friends,  Maggie’s Centres, and many more. Have a look at our Projects Page to find out more about our work.

Our Impact Reports provide more details on what we do:

Why we are needed

“Children who don’t own a book of their own are nearly four times more likely to read below the average expected level for their age.” 

National Literacy Trust

For further reading on the state of literacy in the UK and the effects that reading for pleasure can have, please have a look at our Reports page.