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Are you a reader? Do you participate in a book club, love the smell of libraries, feel like you’re a kid in a candy store when you enter a bookstore? If so, this site will interest you.

Here you will find information about the trans-national phenomenon of "mass reading events," our name for book events that are meant to bring readers of one city, region or nation together by reading and sharing the same book.

Even if you do not participate in these events, you will still find our site useful. We have included a little something for everyone who cares about or enjoys reading. The buttons across the top of this page will take you through the site. Come, explore with us!

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Book out now

Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture is out! Recommend it to your librarian via the button at this link:


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Reviews for new book

Read early reviews of our book by Martin Barker and Barbara Fister:

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Fister

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"And Then We Went to the Brewery…!"

World Literature Today commissioned this popular essay on reading as a social activity in a digital era:


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