Time out to look at a book

The national celebration of reading, Australian Reading Hour returns on Thursday 9 March.

It’s all too easy to forget to relax while studying or eking out a living in the hurly-burly of life. But Australian Reading Hour is a salient reminder to carve out some time in our frenetic schedules to enjoy the benefits of a book or two. A spin-off from Australia Reads, Australian Reading Hour first began in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading. It’s a day when the books community – a cohort of booksellers, publishers, authors and libraries – work together to spread the word: the wholesale benefits and enjoyment to be gleaned from reading.

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