Six Book Challenge in prisons

By |September 2nd, 2014|

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from a man’s prison where they have been taking up the Six Book Challenge run by The Reading Agency. Give a Book, generously helped by Harper Collins, gives a mini-dictionary to […]

100 Poems to See You Through

By |August 25th, 2014|

A great anthology of poetry from Daisy Goodwin is to be published on 4th September– poems to see you through the toughest times chosen particularly for those affected by cancer. There are poems for all those moments, […]

Give a Book book clubs in schools

By |August 8th, 2014|

A few weeks ago, we went to see how the Give A Book book club at Addison Primary School was getting on. The book club was set up in Addison Primary School earlier in the […]

Book Rooms in Prison update

By |July 20th, 2014|

More books are now on their way to HMP Wormwood Scrubs.The new collection will go to populate 4 more open Book Rooms, one on each Wing. Local business Boden has generously agreed to sponsor […]

Six Book Challenge, Andy McNab & Literacy in Prison

By |June 25th, 2014|

HMP Pentonville has won The Reading Agency’s Gold Award (given to Prisons with over 150 completers) two years running. Nick Walmsley, the prison’s assistant governor, spoke informatively and warmly about the prison’s history and the crucial […]

Magic Breakfast Book Club School Assembly

By |June 25th, 2014|

GAB was delighted to go to Assembly at Three Bridges Primary School in Ealing the other day to mark their Book Week. Children and teachers all demonstrated  how much they fully enjoy books:

Book Room in HMP Wormwood Scrubs feedback

By |June 17th, 2014|

We have had a report from the Prison about the new Book Room and reproduce it here:

I went onto B Wing yesterday afternoon and into the Book Room where I found two prisoners staring at […]