Liverpool Reads

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has named 2020 the Year of Reading in Liverpool.

Throughout the year we will be working with partners across the city to inspire everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to read for pleasure – whether that’s enjoying a novel, picking up a poem, or entering the world of comic books.

The year was officially launched on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at Liverpool Central Library.

Our partners

Across Liverpool there are many organisations that already understand the importance of reading for pleasure. The organisations that are helping to plan activities for Liverpool Reads are:

Also working with us are:

Support with reading

If you would like to improve your reading and writing skills there is plenty of support available from the Liverpool Adult Learning Service who can help you: 

How can you get involved?

Search for #LiverpoolReads on Twitter to let us know what you’re reading or how you’re getting involved with the programme.

If you or your organisation would like to get involved or you are a business that would like to offer sponsorship please contact Cllr Barbara Murray, cabinet member for education, employment and skills via email at