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We begin with access.
We don’t stop until we get people reading.

Digital reading has the power to reach billions. It also has the power to inspire. We work with parents, teachers and librarians to foster reading cultures.

We empower readers at every stage of life

We join forces with partners to make a bigger difference

We work across sectors to catalyze systems change: testing bold new models, building the evidence for impact, supporting partners to integrate digital reading into their work, and then scaling to the next level.

We deliver high quality, engaging and relevant content

Readers everywhere connect with stories they can see themselves in. We nurture the development of local publishing industries to support strong reading ecosystems.

And it’s working

We’re helping people read well, read more and develop a love for reading. Each step of the way we’re experimenting, iterating and following the data to amplify our impact.

Working with Publishers to Build Lasting Change

Reduced production costs, shortened timelines and access to new markets are among some of the drivers to digital publishing captured in a recent survey with publishers in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Worldreader, we work with over 400 publishers worldwide and after 8 years of publisher capacity-building, we were eager to better understand the impact of digital … Continue Reading →

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7 reading moments captured in 2018

Throughout the year, we’re lucky to collect pictures from around the world that capture a moment in time when reading is touching people’s lives: whether it’s bringing them together, lifting them up, or simply making them feel alive. Here are some of our favorite reading moments of 2018: 1. A young girl stops by a … Continue Reading →

From an Almost Child Bride to the Leader of the Most Inspiring Book Club

According to a number of international studies, literacy is the most accurate predictor of an individual’s earning power, and has the ability to decrease inequality. Yet one in four young people in developing nations are unable to read a single sentence, and millions more have limited access to books. While efforts to expand access to … Continue Reading →

Four Steps to Successful Giving

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear from hundreds of non-profits asking for your support. They matter! Non-profits are helping address some of the world’s largest problems that haven’t been adequately addressed by market forces or by government intervention. But you might feel a bit overwhelmed. GuideStar tracks over 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations, every one … Continue Reading →

You can change lives with digital reading.