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Australia Reads is a collaborative book industry initiative which champions the benefits of reading to all Australians. We believe reading is the key to a smarter, healthier, happier nation,

Starting out as the Australian Reading Hour in 2012, Australia Reads has grown into a year-long campaign underpinned by the message: More Books, More Often.

Our work is driven by a shared passion for reading and belief in the many benefits of reading for pleasure. We are committed to promoting the work of our talented Australian book creators and connecting businesses, communities, organisations and schools with transformative reading opportunities.

The APA is one of four partner organisations behind Australia Reads, a not-for-profit collaboration of the Australian Library and Information Association,  the Australian Society of Authors and the BookPeople. We are driven by our common passion for championing reading, promoting the many mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of readers.


APA members benefit from opportunities to showcase their books and authors in affiliated Australia Reads events and initiatives. Find out more about Australia Reads, or contact Anna Burkey to find out how to get involved.


Latest news

Image A new chapter for Australia Reads 1 Nov 23 Australia Reads has announced that it is retiring the annual Australian Reading Hour, after over 10 years. Read
Image Program announced for VOLUME symposium 23 Aug 23 The full program has been announced for VOLUME – a free, online symposium from Australia Reads dedicated to building a stronger reading culture in Australia. Read
Image First speakers announced and registrations open for VOLUME symposium 1 Aug 23 With the first speakers announced, registrations are now open for VOLUME – a free, online national reading symposium by Australia Reads on Thursday 21 September 2023. Read
Image Announcing the VOLUME symposium 20 Jun 23 Join us for VOLUME, a day-long industry symposium from Australia Reads, dedicated to creating a stronger reading culture in Australia. Read