Get Caught Reading is a campaign to promote books and reading inspired by a US campaign organised by the Association of American Publishers, at the initiative of its former President and CEO Patricia Schroeder. FEP ran the first European edition in 2005 when more than one hundred personalities were ’caught’ reading, including former and current Presidents of the European Parliament, Commissioners and Members of the European Parliament. The 2013 edition has been even more successful, under the patronage of MEP Luigi Berlinguer, and with the support of Bertelsmann, Librius and Pearson.
More than 160 European personalities shared their passion for reading in photos capturing them with their favourite book and a quote explaining why reading is important to them. The participants included José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, national ministers, and many Members of the European Parliament as well as representatives of the book industry. In addition, further photos were taken of those visiting the exhibition in the Parliament.
The Get Caught Reading book, gathering the pictures and quotes of each and every participant is now online here. Our Brussels and Frankfurt exhibition are also featured. Don’t hesitate to share this and see you in 2015 for the next edition!