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The Book Wumman

From opera singer to book wumman with everything in between, the story of streetreads is also the story of me. I was given my first library card at the age of 4. I was a shy child and often preferred the company of books to people. I could be found in the linen...
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Christmas Appeal

Homelessness is not just for Christmas, but it is particularly hard to be homeless at Christmas time. And that's undoubtedly true for our homeless readers. We've always said that reading and books connect us all, those with a home and those without. Perhaps at...
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The Importance of Being Shelved

For those of you who didn't catch the news, we were forced to make a move to another shop unit in Ocean Terminal at very short notice back in October. Roughly 2500 books had to be packed up and shelving purchased and all the while, I was laid up with a leg injury,...
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Not Goodbye

streetreads has been a wonderful runaway success in the months since it began. Unfortunately, small community organisations like this are sometimes the victim of their own success. I care deeply about every one of streetreads' homeless readers. They are lodged deep in...
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Hibernation

As chance would have it, the shopping centre unit in which we share space will be closed down from 22 December. Even the electricity will be shut off until 10 January. So we could not have continued over Christmas and the New Year. So here's the bookcave in...

Not Goodbye

streetreads has been a wonderful runaway success in the months since it began. Unfortunately, small community organisations like this are sometimes the victim of their own success. I care deeply about every one of streetreads' homeless readers. They are lodged deep in...

The Importance of Being Shelved

For those of you who didn't catch the news, we were forced to make a move to another shop unit in Ocean Terminal at very short notice back in October. Roughly 2500 books had to be packed up and shelving purchased and all the while, I was laid up with a leg injury,...

Christmas Appeal

Homelessness is not just for Christmas, but it is particularly hard to be homeless at Christmas time. And that's undoubtedly true for our homeless readers. We've always said that reading and books connect us all, those with a home and those without. Perhaps at...

The Book Wumman

From opera singer to book wumman with everything in between, the story of streetreads is also the story of me. I was given my first library card at the age of 4. I was a shy child and often preferred the company of books to people. I could be found in the linen...