The National Reading Survey 2021 explores how Australians read, borrow and buy books, and discovered how this has—and hasn’t—changed during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021.

Download a summary of the National Reading Survey 2021

The full report is available on request from [email protected]

This research has been made possible thanks to the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund; conducted in partnership with LightSpeed, part of the profiles division of Kantar; and in consultation with the Trade Publishing Committee of the Australian Publishers Association.

Australia Reads is also extremely grateful for the support of the following publishing houses who invited their subscribers to participate in the National Reading Survey: Hachette Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, Taylor & Francis Group Australasia, Text Publishing, Thames & Hudson Australia, and University of Queensland Press.