Brothers N Books

Back in 2020 Captain Dylan Conway from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) spent 14 months virtually bedridden following surgery.

“As a means of keeping his mind occupied, Captain Conway read more than 100 books on self-development, from recounts of combat operations and philosophy to stories of perseverance in times of extreme hardship.”

This was the beginning of Conway’s initiative, Brothers N Books, which was initially aimed via Instagram at other Defence personnel, first responders and anyone else facing challenges.

As Brothers N Books gained momentum Conway started receiving donations of books for people in need. This has since grown to the charitable organisation setting up 15 free community libraries filled with uplifting books across Australia – and growing – with funds raised from the sale of merchandise.

Conway states that “The same way that diet, working out and socialising assist in living a happy, healthy life, reading books can also contribute to your overall wellness and health.”

According to the Brothers N Books website ( go here: https://brothersnbooks.com/)

their Mission is to :

  • Make reading cool
  • Create community libraries across Australia
  • Promote reading as a means of therapy, personal growth and success
  • Recommend books that change lives in the hopes of changing someone else’s

Conway has since returned to work and has most recently been involved with the ADF’s Flood Assist Operation in northern New South Wales.

Captain Conway, you are a gem, Sir !

6 thoughts on “Brothers N Books

  1. Sharon

    I feel a bit guilty I joined the Brothers N books readathon last year and while I meant to join it this year I just never got organised, I can still donate to other participants though. I will just have to make up for it next year. The readathon raises funds for legacy while encouraging participants to read more, and it is pretty doable, just 5 books over 50 days. win win all round.

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