by Tom Palmer
APLIS – 1 June 2008

The received wisdom is that men do not read as much as women. If it is true, how can libraries use sport to engage men and the men of the future — boys — to read more. If it is not true, how can we redefine respectable reading to include sport biographies, the back pages and the internet, so that men and boys see themselves as avid readers? Edited version of a paper presented at the Reading Critical conference, State Library of Victoria 11-12 April 2008.

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