‘Reading Elephant’ is an excellent programme we have helped support with donations of books in Lao language since its beginning a few years back. It is a Lao-run programme financed partly from its bookshop in Bokeo and partly from contributions from Germany. When rural schools are not only geographically separated from each other and distant from town and have no funds to maintain in-school libraries, it provides a vital service. Could well be emulated elsewhere.”

Dr Robert Cooper, Author and Bookseller in Vientiane, Laos (June, 2023)