Book Reviewers Needed

15 January 2013

Alongside our unique archive of expat life stories, photographs, and documents, we also hold a supplementary library of expat-related books and DVDs. These include memoirs, expat guides, poetry, children’s books and more. We are looking for people to assist the Expatriate Archive Centre by writing a short review of a book from the library.

You would be helping the archive in two ways. Firstly, it encourages authors to donate their books if they know that there will be a review published on our website – so you are helping us to grow our collection. Secondly, it is a great way for us to show the range of books in our library to researchers.

The review process is simple. We will post a book to you, you read it and write a short (400-500 word) review which we then place on our website. You can send the book back to us so that we can put it back on the shelves, and we will reimburse you for the postage costs.

Book reviewing is currently the only way that you can volunteer for the Expatriate Archive Centre from your own home, so if you have ever thought about volunteering but were unable to travel or make the time commitment then perhaps this is the perfect way for you to help us.

Reviewers are always credited for their work, and we can also include a short 2/3 line biography if you wish.

Are you interested in reviewing an expat book from our library? Please get in touch by emailing and include some information about yourself – where you are from, where you live, and what kind of books you might prefer to review. If you would like to see reviews that we have previously published, check out our Library News page.