"The National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize annually awarded $10,000 to an individual or organization for developing a project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading."
From 2009 to 2020, the National Book Foundation annually awarded the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization that inspires readers and engages new audiences with literature. From bicycle-powered libraries that serve Portland, OR’s homeless community to empowering Harry Potter fans to build libraries around the world, the Innovations in Reading Prize has recognized literary activists who share the National Book Foundation’s aims to engage readers from all backgrounds.
Books@Work: 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize Honorable Mention
Books@Work builds human capacity to imagine, innovate and connect, strengthening a culture of trust, respect and inclusion, at work and in the community. In professor-led literature discussions, Books@Work participants challenge assumptions, share their stories, experience mutual recognition and practice critical dialogue, without judgment.
Excerpt from the National Book Foundation.