Embark on a forward-looking journey of self-discovery at Read! Fest 2021. With the theme of Reboot, take a moment to re-examine and refresh your lenses on ubiquitous aspects of life today—such as how we approach work, nature, creativity, identity, and technology. Explore over 60 programs—from talks by world-renowned authors to workshops and experiences—each curated to immerse you in a world of thoughtful ideas for our time. Anchored by 12 key books and topics, be sure to stretch out to explore new worlds and perspectives.
The Curious Adventure of The Salaryman
Join in for an interactive literary trail that takes you through East Coast Park, West Coast Park, and the National Library Building in a multi-sensory reading experience like no other. Led by a digital protagonist navigating his own adventure to reinvent himself and disrupt his tiresome routine, daring explorers will be invited to embark on journeys of self-discovery inspired by the festival theme. Ready to go? All you’ll need is your smartphone, a good pair of shoes, and a taste for the unexpected.
Big Book Giveaway
The Big Book Giveaway (BBG) is an annual community event by the National Library Board where pre-loved books can be taken home for free. This year, BBG is traveling out into the community to spread the joy of reading!
Read for Books
Share the gift of reading with the less privileged by participating in Read for Books, a charity book donation drive happening from July 10 – 26, 2021! For every 10 people who read for 15 minutes, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries.
Also watch out for special Read! Fest promotions by Kinokuniya, Popular Bookstore, Times, and GoGuru.com.sg.