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The Reading Room

Ongoing The Reading Room

The Reading Room is a reading room and library where people can read, learn, listen, and share ideas.

The Reading Room is a new space and project where people can read, learn, listen, and share ideas.

Through linking up with other arts spaces across the country, we’ve created libraries stocked with thought provoking books, where reading groups and opportunities to meet authors are being established, providing resources and activities that hope to catalyse creativity, collaboration and conversation.

The organisations involved share a common goal – to support and empower people within their communities. This project has been initiated in partnership with independent publisher Pluto Press, and the Left Book Club, and over time, each local hub will develop to reflect and serve the community within which it sits, making each space responsive and unique.

As well as physical library spaces, The Reading Room will open up forums to debate local issues that affect everyday lives. Taking the lead from our communities, these topics may include inequality, the environment, precarious employment, LGBTQ+ issues, structural racism and much more.

The Reading Room at The NewBridge Project

Drop in to The Reading Room during our public open hours.

Anyone can borrow a book for a period of 3 weeks, renewals can be arranged over email

Email with enquiries or to arrange a visit outside our public open times.

Regular Events at The Reading Room

We regularly hold events as part of The Reading Room programme.

Our first event was a discussion with authors Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Preti Taneja, marking Manzoor-Khan’s new book release ‘Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia’ (Pluto Press)

Contact us if you have an idea for a book club or discussion


off the Exhibition Space/ Gallery
First Floor
The NewBridge Project
Shieldfield Centre

Open Times:
Weds-Friday 12-5pm
Every second Saturday
During Events

Free admissions, Free book loans