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

We promote books and the pleasure of reading in the hardest to reach places. Our core belief is that to pass on a good read – to give a book – is a transaction of lasting worth. We work in prisons, schools and with disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. This is at the heart of everything we do.

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.