ReadTalkShare Reading Friends is a UK wide social reading and befriending programme. The purpose of Reading Friends is to help those who feel vulnerable, isolated, or lonely, something that we have all become more aware of this past year.

It is an offer run by B&NES libraries and is a great initiative that is known to help mental health and wellbeing.

Reading Friends is a way of connecting people though conversations started through reading. It is about reading in the moment and sharing reading experiences, such as magazines, newspapers, and audio materials.