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From Page to Picture

From Page to Picture sparks the imagination of its readers & encourages pupils to get creative by designing their very own book cover. A “blind date with a book”!

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A group of smiling volunteers at our Store Day, having a well deserved rest after packing up thousands of books!

Volunteers’ Week

We’re celebrating our wonderful Volunteers who bring our projects to life and help us get books to where they’re needed most!

The Pleasure of Reading

The Pleasure of Reading: 43 Writers on the Discovery of Reading and the Books that Inspired Them, edited by Antonia Fraser, is out now. All royalties go to Give a Book.

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“A collection of writers’ favourites on behalf of the formidable Give a Book charity,”

Peter Stothard, TLS

“Do I need to say that the anthology makes for nearly irresistible reading?”

Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Ali Smith is the winner of our inaugural Pleasure of Reading Prize, inspired by the book above and sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing. Find out more here.

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