Often it can seem that Reading is lacking in variety: that the high street looks identical to every other one in the UK; that the only bars, shops and restaurants are those can be found anywhere else. However, beneath the surface there are groups, events, shops, restaurants and businesses that make Reading unique. Alt Reading aims not only to support them, but celebrate them.
Alt Reading is a not-for-profit online magazine that aims to provide people with more variety and choice: providing a space for independent and local businesses to shine. Through articles, event coverage, interviews, opinion pieces, guides and more, Alt Reading aims to show all the best Reading has to offer.