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South West Reading Passport

The theme of 2016's Reading Passport is Book to the Future: a read of the decades.

Each year the 17 library services of our region come together to celebrate and promote reading with a special passport. From Cornwall to Wiltshire and from Jersey to Gloucestershire, tens of thousands of passports are distributed to inspire readers.

This year we are celebrating literary greats of the past, present and future by recommending writers who have had an influential impact on literature throughout a one hundred year period from 1920 to 2020. The passport features books that are both written and set in each of the decades to celebrate the diversity of literature available to readers.

Where can I get a passport?

Passports have been distributed throughout the South West, in libraries, café's, bookshops and in selected leisure facilities. Your local library will have passports on display. Or download a digital copy from the website.

How do I use it?

The Reading Passport will act as a guide, encouraging you to read books from every decade by offering a stamp for each decade completed. You choose what to read and when.

If you would like suggestions there are reading lists for each decade.  Each reader presenting a completed passport with stamps from every decade will be given the opportunity to win a suitcase full of books by entering a regional prize draw.

Visit the website to find out more. (opens in a new window).

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