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Our chapter is made up of committed individuals who believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.

We are part of a global network of changemakers bringing Room to Read to our communities and raising the critical funds we need to make education a reality for millions of children.

Together we will raise more money than we ever could alone and we are so excited for you to come along on our journey to change the world through education.

Room to Read founder, John Wood, on Andrew Carnegie and philanthropy on BBC Radio 4.

November 21, 2019

Listen now!


A fascinating look at Andrew Carnegie's legacy and philanthropy - not to be missed while still available on BBC Sounds. Former British Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy on Global Education, Gordon Brown, makes the case for reinvigorating the cause Andrew Carnegie stood for - education - and talks with John Wood about the importance of education and philanthropic giving. Click here for access to the program.


Shakespeare and Company - 100 years old!

November 21, 2019

Shakespeare and Company is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. Since opening in 1951, it’s been a meeting place for anglophone writers and readers, becoming a Left Bank literary institution. It has welcomed through its doors F Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway to name but a few.


It's heaving shelves, creaking wooden floors and warm welcome have made it a haven for literary life and book lovers from all over the world. We are so fortunate to be able to turn to this truly magical place and know we will find the book we are looking for. Others are not so fortunate, and we are proud of and grateful for our seven year partnership with Shakespeare and Company to support Room to Read's Literary Program and it's mission to change the world through literacy by breaking down the barriers to learning and striving to ensure that all children develop reading skills and gain a habit of reading that will serve them throughout the rest of their lives.


Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Shakespeare and Company for their precious support and here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday!


Read more here:

A Brief History of Shakespeare and Company

Shelf mythology: 100 years of Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company


Tibetan Cooks for Books...

November 28, 2018

Cooks for Books are regular fundraisers that the Paris Chapter holds throughout the year and they are undoubtedly amongst our most popular events but this one holds a special place in the heart of our chapter and its supporters.  Tibetan refugees, Gyamtso, Jinpa, Kalsang and Sonam, offered to teach us to prepare a typical Tibetan feast, which we then were lucky enough to enjoy for lunch, and all funds raised went directly to Room to Read. It is incredibly heartwarming that people who are themselves among the more disadvantaged can give their time and talent to help others. Sincerest thanks to our dear Tibetan friends for this wonderful day and superb lunch and to Melinda Micali and Kathleen Sanchez for hosting and organizing. 


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