We seek to:

  1. Celebrate the power of reading – an act that is exploratory, imaginative and creative – and the readers who do it;
  2. Bring readers together and harness the qualities we learn in reading to make a difference – to each other, to the world.

We say: Read with an open mind and act with an open heart. Because reading needn’t end with the last line.

Who are we?

We Are Readers was founded by Sam Ruddock.

SamSam is a reader. He is also a blogger, prize judge, editor, and literature producer based in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature. He created and developed the reader-curated Summer Reads/Brave New Reads across the East of England, is a Clore Libraries fellow, a former bookseller, and co-hosts a popular book quiz. Sam loves stories and words and people.