Book / People / Life / Home / Offer / Society / US / Books / Community Partnerships / Latest

The power of books is more important now than ever

Posted On: 19 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

2020 is not the year anyone expected it to be. Over the last few months, life as we all know it has been turned upside down in ways we never expected.
As a book publisher, Penguin isn't perhaps an obvious source of support during the coronavirus pandemic. After all, we aren't a critical service which so many brilliant organisations and individuals offer to keep society going - whether that's the NHS, care homes, or supermarkets.
But, at a time when many people might feel anxious and alone, we believe books do have a role to play. Books have always been a way to unlock the imagination, to explore new worlds and meet new characters, to have adventures from the comfort of your own armchair. Given the limitations of our current situation, we need this escape now more than ever. Research shows that children who read for pleasure are more likely to do well at school, and that reading books can benefit our mental wellbeing by reducing stress and helping us relax. And, of course, they give us that all-important...

Continue reading ...

 








'He would be welcomed anywhere': Graeme Souness hails 'real deal' Raheem...

'He would be welcomed anywhere': Graeme Souness hails 'real deal' Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City cruised to a dominant 5-0 victory over Brighton. Sterling has been in fine form since the resumption of football, with six... Read more ...

UFC 251 live stream FREE: How to watch Masvidal vs Usman fight TONIGHT...

UFC 251 live stream FREE: How to watch Masvidal vs Usman fight TONIGHT without paying a penny

UFC 251 is ON tonight live from Fight Island in the Abu Dhabi! Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal battle it out in the main event, and there's a way you can watch it all for... Read more ...

UFC 251 LIVE: Masvidal vs Usman live stream, results, reaction, and more...

UFC 251 LIVE: Masvidal vs Usman live stream, results, reaction, and more from Fight Island

UFC 251 LIVE - Follow along Express Sport's live coverage of Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Read more ...

Liverpool vs Burnley, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Liverpool vs Burnley, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Read more ...

F1 qualifying results in full as Lewis Hamilton dominates in pouring rain

F1 qualifying results in full as Lewis Hamilton dominates in pouring rain

It will be a Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen front row for Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix, after the reigning Formula 1 champion beat the field to pole position in a rain-affected... Read more ...

: “I won't forget that” - Frank Lampard seething after latest defeat

: “I won't forget that” - Frank Lampard seething after latest defeat

Frank Lampard is an ultimate competitor, and he hates losing. The Chelsea boss was accordingly absolutely fuming in the interview after the 3-0 loss to Sheffield United today... Read more ...

England World Cup Winner Jack Charlton Dies Aged 85

England World Cup Winner Jack Charlton Dies Aged 85

Jack Charlton, the former Leeds and England defender who won a World Cup winner's medal in 1966, has died. He was 85. Charlton had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year... Read more ...

China 'to blitz UK with a devastating online attack dubbed cyber 9/11'

China 'to blitz UK with a devastating online attack dubbed cyber 9/11'

Government ministers in the UK have made the warning amid the increasing tensions between London and Beijing and after Australia was hit by a massive cyber attack Read more ...

Donald Trump wears a face mask in public for the first time

Donald Trump wears a face mask in public for the first time

Read more ...

Get back on trains and buses as government prepares to ease restrictions on...

Get back on trains and buses as government prepares to ease restrictions on public transport

The UK Government is set to relax restrictions on public transport in order to convince the public to work in offices again in a bid to boost the economy which has been ravaged... Read more ...