Bringing literature to public spaces


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.

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.

Read more We Take Books!

Network NZ honoured us with the 2017 Excellence NFP or Charity Award 2017 and we are over the moon! We are also Finalist in the Network NZ Business Awards! Find out more about the Awards at

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

Follow us on social media and stay tuned, a new cool project is coming to town!

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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