Futura DDB Ljubljana and Spar Slovenia launched a new type of book that every household in Slovenia would read – a story printed on the milk packaging, with the intention to remind and encourage the residents to read more. The latest research from OECD discovered that Slovenia scored below average in literacy in comparison to other European countries [1], as one out of every four Slovenians had issues with basic literacy.

The Milk Books were written by a Slovenian award-winning youth writer Bostjan Gorenc–Pizama. Fairytales “Lost pearls” and “The hiccup rabbit” are intended especially for parents to rejuvenate a classic habit of reading bedtime stories to their children – instead of being left with mobile phones, tablets, video games or other popular new age technologies, stealing attention from reading books together.

The Milk Books are to this day the most printed literature in the history of Slovenian publishing that brought joy to many homes. It helped to revive reading with the help of a product that is on the table every day because a glass of warm milk and a bedtime story complement a good night sleep well.

A week after the release of Milk Books its writer Bostjan Gorenc–Pizama already held the reading and signing tour. When the stock is sold out, Spar Slovenia in cooperation with the National Ministry of Education will give a donation to Slovenian school libraries to purchase new books that would continue the mission of rejuvenating the country’s love for reading.