“Shared reading is a wonderful way of meeting like-minded people. It’s a way of exploring different perspectives on life and appreciating different views”

Leicestershire group member

Photo courtesy of The Reader

Shared Reading groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.  We have serious conversation and good fun.  Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – there's no homework, and no pressure to read or talk.

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Keeping safe during the Coronavirus crisis


It has become necessary for us to suspend all of our shared reading groups for the time being. Although the libraries are all shut, some of our groups are continuing to meet 'virtually', using either telephone or video conferencing platforms.  Despite some trepidation on the part of both leaders and group members, these are working well, and the consensus is that they are very much better than not meeting at all. Other groups are staying in touch through telephone calls and emails; one leader sends out a poem a day to the group's WhatsApp group, and another hand-delivers poems to members' homes. All the same, we are looking forward very much to meeting again in real life!

NEW: The LSR Blog

These unprecedented times have brought forth a blog! We thought that this would help to make our website a more interesting place for you to visit, and would allow you to join our conversation. 

For the time being, we plan to post a short story each week, and maybe a poem too, which you can read and comment on.

You can access the blog by clicking on the button in the menu ribbon above, and new posts will also appear here:

Make Friends, With A Book 

at one of our groups! 

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Call Nicky on 07415 125409 or Ruth on 07940 817214