FABLE Launches LEVAR BURTON BOOK CLUB

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New platform for book clubs and social reading with the mission to improve mental wellness, expands to monthly membership offering with its first premium FABLE BOOK CLUB and free FABLE FOLIO with books and stories hand-selected by beloved actor and everyone’s favorite “reader,” LEVAR BURTON.

New platform for book clubs and social reading with the mission to improve mental wellness, expands to monthly membership offering with its first premium FABLE BOOK CLUB and free FABLE FOLIO with books and stories hand-selected by beloved actor and everyone’s favorite “reader,” LEVAR BURTON.

FABLE Folios spotlight exceptional book recommendations handpicked by tastemakers, experts, acclaimed authors, world-class athletes, and industry titans. BURTON leads the first premium FABLE Book Club and joins Folio curators such as Paulo CoelhoDavid Sedaris, and Jasmine Guillory, comedian Luvvie Jones, psychologist Adam Grant, chef Wolfgang Puck, athletes like Diana Nyad, and more, whose recommendations are available as part of the app’s free content. Each Folio comes with a custom Book Club Discussion Guide to help readers enjoy the book with their community.

For his first Folio, BURTON hand-selected books written exclusively by Black authors to read alongside FABLE’S premium subscription members. The first book BURTON has chosen to read with his book club is James Baldwin’s “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” with which he shares a deeply personal connection.

“For my first FABLE Folio I selected books that have had a tremendous impact on my life,” said BURTON. “At a time when Black people had very little representation in the publishing industry, Baldwin delivered a debut novel that introduced to the world an essential voice in American Literature. I invite everyone to join me on FABLE as I am both inspired and energized by the opportunity to not only re-read this story but also share my point of view and hear everyone else’s as we read together.”  – LEVAR BURTON

Other books and stories in BURTON’s free Folio include Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler and “The Fire This Time” edited by Jesmyn Ward. Every three months BURTON will add three new books to the Folio and select one book each month from the Folio for his Book Club to read together.

LEVAR BURTON is synonymous with reading and has been a true advocate for the mental wellness benefits that reading provides for all ages,” said PADMASREE WARRIOR, founder of FABLE and one of the tech industry’s most respected executives“As we expand FABLE, our goal is to continue to work with partners who share our mission to improve mental wellness through reading and engage in meaningful conversations and human connections through digital book clubs, curated folios and social reading.” – PADMASREE WARRIOR

FABLE’s free offering will continue to offer robust content allowing anyone to join free digital book clubs and read along with well-read experts and tastemakers. FABLE Free Featured Reading Clubs include The Mom ProjectFierce FemalesAsk Your DeveloperCrime & PunishmentRead with Netflix and Shadow and Bone Book Club. These open book clubs  offer a range of reading experiences, from personal development classics to technology leadership to literary masterpieces. With ebooks from all the majors and indie publishers available for purchase in its webstore, FABLE has millions of books for readers to choose from.

FABLE has raised $7.25 million in funding from Redpoint VenturesM13DefyBreyer Capital, and other leading investors.