I have always been proud of my library at home and consider it such a great treasure. Carefully considered and curated, it contains a stockpile of potential and is loaded with memory. Just a glance suffices to trace where I was when I bought each book and I can even recall the smell of the bookstore.
But I soon realised that those books were just for me; one very important thing was missing in my library (apart from more books!): being able to share that magical world of my books with others in an inspiring, thought-provoking way.
That is how the idea of Reading Room came to life and the first event was held in 2015 and has evolved into is a series of live interviews with inspiring makers of things; Architects, Photographers, Writers and Painters. We talk about their books as away into a broader conversation and context to reveal stories and insights into who they are and why they do what they do.
Reading Room Online
Since Covid-19 lockdown Reading Room became an Instagram LIVE Event featuring a list of global guests.
Reading Room – Group Events
Now, in part due to the lockdown, Reading Room has evolved and is now hosted via Instagram Live on my official Instagram account.
The stories that libraries tell can be immediate triggers for a much wider conversation that go far beyond their confines. Reading Room elicits these greater conversations to marvellous effect.
List of Reading Rooms
- Marshall Cook in conversation with Nat Cheshire
- Harvey Benge in conversation with Jonty Valentine
- Judy Millar in conversation with Sam Mannering
- Sir James Wallace in conversation with Simon Pound
- Pip Cheshire in conversation with Matt Liggins
If you know a fascinating someone who has a library at home full of memory and potential please let me know (it doesn’t matter where they are) via my contact page here.
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