Bringing literature to public spaces

Woohooooo!! We are finalists in the NFP or Charity category and we are now up for the Peoples Choice Award. Voting begins on 3 Sep until 25 Sep >>>> https://www.networknz.nz/networknz-2017-business-awards.html

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We aim to promote an appreciation and love of reading as a source of knowledge and entertainment by bringing literature to public spaces and in people’s daily activities.

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Storytelling and reading are skills for life, and the importance of books, and literature in general, has been widely researched and documented. We want to encourage and engage the community in reading by finding new ways to make books and stories more available to many people, by using public spaces in unusual ways, that create opportunities to tempt non-readers and to re-engage those who have not read a book in a long while or don’t have the time.

We are currently working on a new cool project and we are looking forward to telling you all about it, but for now, take a look at what we are doing now or contact us if you have any questions:

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We are a registered Not for Profit organisation (New Zealand).

This initiative has been possible with the help of writers, publishers, local organisations and the generous people of this amazing city:

Ministry of Awesome | Gap Filler | Red Bus | Metro | eCAN | Parry Field Lawyers | WORD Christchurch | Book Discussion Scheme | The New Zealand Society of Authors Canterbury Branch | All Right | Leah Halliwell Photography | Allen & Unwin |  Hachette New Zealand | Harper Collins New Zealand | Victoria University Press

 

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Books in the streets!

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”  ― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

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In Dublin by by Dublin City Council | Source: ebookfriendly.com

#Meetafriend:::: Megan Blakie

Megan is a very good friend of ours. They regularly donor quality books and they have some second-hand jewels for sale at their office in Colombo Street, the one with the cool mural. Today, we are asking her some questions about book clubs, recommendations and what to do when you do not like the book you are reading.

Megan #Meetafriend:::: Megan Blakie

Books in the streets!

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”  ― Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

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In Germany by Angie Hiesl | Source: ebookfirendly.com

#meetawriter:::: Michele McConnochie

Michele is the author of The Strange Sagas of Sabrina Summers. She donated two copies of Saga 1 to our project, one book in a standard edition and the other one in Dyslexia-friendly version. And this caught our attention. We decided then, to talk to her about her work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA #meetawriter:::: Michele McConnochie