Events 2016

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World Book Night 2016 - Giveaway!

17 March, 3:05pm Online

Online book giving please visit link in URL

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North East

Lucy Diamond at City Library and Arts Centre

23 March, 10:00am City Library and Arts Centre

Much-loved women’s fiction author, Lucy Diamond, will be speaking at City Library and Arts ...

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North East

Rita Bradshaw at City Library

14 April, 4:30pm City Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at City Library as part of the Pan Macmillan B...

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Scotland

Edinburgh Ex Police Boxes

18 April, 3:40pm Various Locations

The events are scheduled for various times on 23/24 April The locations are various police boxes ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night with British Library

19 April, 12:00pm Crossgates Shopping Centre

Staff from British Library in the North will be giving away World Book Night books and British Li...

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London

Read to the Bard

19 April, 5:30pm UCL IOE Library

A Shakespeare-themed celebration of reading aloud, and being read to, for World Book Night To cel...

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North West

Crime Scene Book Giveaway

20 April, 2:00pm Onchan Library

Pick up a thrilling read alongside a cuppa and some criminally good cake! You don’t have to...

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West Midlands

World Book Night at Thistley Hough Academy

20 April, 4:00pm Thistley Hough

Come to our World Book Night, 20th April, 4-7pm – special guests, creative writing, book gi...

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North West

World Book Night at Deeside Oddfellows Coffee Club

21 April, 10:30am Deeside Oddfellows Coffee Club

Celebrate World Book Night at Deeside Oddfellows Coffee Club. Everyone welcome. Tea, coffee and b...

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East of England

World Book Night is coming to campus!

21 April, 11:30am Colchester Campus

Book Swap/Blind Date Come and exchange a book you’ve already read for something new to you ...

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North East

Harry Gallagher, "Poetry for People"

21 April, 2:00pm Northumberland College

Celebrate World Book Night at Northumberland College, Ashington, Northumberland on Thursday 21st ...

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London

Hackney Community College World Book Night Event

21 April, 5:00pm College Library at Hackney Community College

We are holding an event for staff and learners from Hackney Community College and Tower Hamlets C...

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London

The Big Book Giveaway @ Morpeth School

21 April, 5:00pm Morpeth School

On the 21st April between 5 and 6 pm in the foyer of Morpeth School in Bethnal Green there will b...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Lifelong Learning Centre Book Party! Author talk and book giveaway

21 April, 5:30pm The Arch Café

To mark World Book Night the Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds and the Leeds Centre f...

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North East

Library Vibes

21 April, 5:30pm Marjorie Robinson Library

Newcastle University Libraries presents Library Vibes, an evening of live music and spoken word p...

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London

Marylebone Lives

21 April, 6:15pm Marylebone Library

Local History Talk for World Book Night with Mark Riddaway and Carl Upsall Rogues, romantics and ...

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North East

Meet Lucy Diamond

21 April, 6:30pm City Library

Beloved women’s fiction author Lucy Diamond will be speaking at City Library as part of the...

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North East

Ann Cleeves at South Shields Central Library

21 April, 6:30pm South Shields Central Library

Award-winning crime author Ann Cleeves will be speaking at South Shields Central Library as part ...

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East of England

Cambridgeshire Libraries welcomes James Runcie

21 April, 7:00pm Cambridge Central Library

Meet James Runcie, author of the books behind ‘Granchester’ at this free event at Cambridge Centr...

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North East

Mari Hannah at North Shields Customer First Centre

21 April, 7:00pm North Shields Customer First Centre

Award-winning crime author Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels’ novels, will be giving ...

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South East

WORLD BOOK NIGHT AT WOODCOTE LIBRARY 2016

21 April, 7:00pm Woodcote Library

This year, we are incredibly lucky to be joined by Angela Buckley, who will be giving a talk base...

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Wales

World Book Night Celebration with Abergavenny Library

21 April, 7:00pm Abergavenny Library

We are holding our World Book Night celebration on Thursday 21st April 7.00pm. Our guest speaker ...

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North East

Rita Bradshaw at Bedlington Library

21 April, 7:00pm Bedlington Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at Bedlington Library as part of the Pan Macmi...

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North East

Mary Paulson-Ellis at Blaydon Library

21 April, 7:00pm Blaydon Library

Debut novelist Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker, will be giving a talk at Blayd...

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East of England

After the end of the world: a talk by Matthew De Abaitua

21 April, 7:30pm Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex

Science fiction author Matthew De Abaitua asks why stories about the collapse of our civilisation...

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North East

Rita Bradshaw at Whickham Library

22 April, 10:00am Whickham Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at Whickham Library as part of the Pan Macmill...

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Scotland

Writing Workshop

22 April, 10:00am North Edinburgh Arts

Ever wanted to write a story, but not sure where to start? How to start? We’ll show you how...

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West Midlands

Celebrating Shakespeare

22 April, 10:00am Worcester, The Hive

Friday 22 April, 10am – 3pm Shakespeare day for GCSE and sixth form students. Delivered by...

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Northern Ireland

World Book Night with Dundee Central Library

22 April, 10:30am Dundee Library

Dundee Central Library will be holding a coffee morning from 10.30am to 11.30am on Friday 22nd Ap...

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North East

Ann Cleeves and Lucy Diamond at Hemlington Library

22 April, 10:30am Hemlington Library

Prize-winning crime author Ann Cleeves and acclaimed women’s fiction author Lucy Diamond wi...

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North East

Mari Hannah at City Library

22 April, 11:00am City Library

Award-winning crime author Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels’ novels, will be giving ...

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South East

World Book Celebration

22 April, 1:00pm BHT Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

FREE BOOKS! FREE SOFT DRINKS! FREE CAKE! Would you like to get into reading but don’t have the mo...

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South East

Brighton Housing Trust with speaker from Invisible Voices

22 April, 1:00pm Brighton Housing Trust

FREE BOOKS! FREE SOFT DRINKS! FREE CAKE! Come along and celebrate world book night, pick up a new...

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North East

Ann Cleeves at Leam Lane Library

22 April, 1:30pm Leam Lane Library

Prize-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking at Leam Lane Library as part of the Pan M...

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North East

Lucy Diamond at Billingham Library

22 April, 2:00pm Billingham Library

Much-loved women’s fiction author, Lucy Diamond, will be speaking at Billingham Library as ...

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North East

Rita Bradshaw at South Shields Central Library

22 April, 2:00pm South Shields Central Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at South Shields Central Library as part of th...

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North East

Mari Hannah at Berwick Library

22 April, 2:30pm Berwick Library

Award-winning crime author Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels’ novels, will be giving ...

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Mary Paulson-Ellis at Whitley Bay Customer First Centre

22 April, 2:30pm Whitley Bay Customer First Centre

Debut novelist Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker, will be giving a talk at Whitl...

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North East

Rita Bradshaw at Norton Library

22 April, 7:00pm Norton Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at Norton Library as part of the Pan Macmillan...

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South East

World Book Night Eve!

22 April, 7:00pm Portsmouth Central Library, Third Floor

Crime Fiction Quiz and Panel with The Deadly Dames (The evening will consist of a two round crime...

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North East

Ann Cleeves and Mari Hannah at Central Library

22 April, 7:00pm Central Library

Author of the acclaimed Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves, will be speaking at Central Librar...

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North East

Lucy Diamond at Gateshead Central Library

22 April, 7:00pm Gateshead Central Library

Much-loved women’s fiction author, Lucy Diamond, will be speaking at Central Library as par...

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London

World Book Night with Redbridge Libraries

23 April, 9:00am The Exchange, Ilford.

To celebrate World Book Night, Redbridge Libraries staff and volunteers will be giving away books...

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South West

World Book Night at Bridport Library

23 April, 9:30am Bridport Library

Bridport library will be celebrating World Book Night during Saturday 23rd April. The library is ...

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West Midlands

Long Live Shakespeare

23 April, 10:00am Worcester, The Hive

A whole day of encountering Shakespeare throughout The Hive. Meet your favourite characters in u...

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North East

Rita Bradbury at Seaton Carew Library

23 April, 10:00am Seaton Carew Library

Beloved saga author Rita Bradshaw will be speaking at Seaton Carew Library as part of the Pan Mac...

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East Midlands

World Book Night Family Fun Morning

23 April, 10:00am Clay Cross Library

Families are invited to join in the fun Clay Cross Library Family Fun Morning to celebrate World ...

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South East

Come and Celebrate World Book Night at Chandler’s Ford Library

23 April, 10:00am Hampshire

• Free Book Giveaway! -10am & 2pm around the Mall, (Fryern Hill) adjacent to the library. ...

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North West

World Book Night with Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

23 April, 10:00am Northwich Town Centre

Northwich Library staff will be gifting World Book Night titles to shoppers in Northwich town cen...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

‘Bring Your Friend to the Library’ coffee morning at Settle Library

23 April, 10:00am Settle Library

Library staff and volunteers at Settle Library are eagerly awaiting delivery of books ready to di...

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North West

World Book Night Celebration

23 April, 10:30am Ansdell Library

Hear readings from some of this year’s book selection whilst enjoying light refreshments. Y...

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South West

Meet local authors Laura E.James & Kathy Sharp

23 April, 10:30am Littlemoor Library

Meet local authors Laura E.James & Kathy Sharp. Both writers are inspired by the dramatic sce...

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South East

Introduction to Crime Writing-A Masterclass

23 April, 10:30am Wokingham Library

With Killer Women MJ McGrath and Laura Wilson In this 2 hour workshop you will learn about class...

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South West

World Book Night at Littlemoore Library

23 April, 10:30am Littlemoor Library

Littlemoor are holding a joint event with their local ‘Off the Cuff’ writing group. Local publish...

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North East

Mary Paulson-Ellis at City Library

23 April, 11:00am City Library

Debut novelist Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker, will be giving a talk at City ...

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East of England

World Book Night @ The Mall, Luton

23 April, 11:00am The Mall, Luton

On Saturday 23 April 2016 in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, The Education Project U...

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Scotland

Three Authors, Three Poets

23 April, 11:00am Lochthorn Library

Three authors and three poets, all from south west Scotland, will come together for a day of read...

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North East

Mari Hannah at Gateshead Central Library

23 April, 11:00am Gateshead Central Library

£3.00 Award-winning crime author Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels’ novels, will be g...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night with Leeds Library and One Stop Centre

23 April, 11:00am White Rose Shopping Centre

Leeds City Council we will be holding an event in the central atrium at the White Rose Shopping...

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South West

World Book Night / 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death

23 April, 11:30am Gillingham Library

Drop in An informal celebration of the Bard with readings, songs and even a quiz. www.dorsetfory...

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Scotland

A History of Shakespeare in 20 Plants

23 April, 11:30am Scone Library

In celebration of World Book Night and William Shakespeare’s birthday, Dr Seona Anderson wi...

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South West

World Book Night with Gloucestershire Libraries

23 April, 12:00pm Coleford Library

Join us for coffee and book related chit-chat on Saturday 23rd April 2016 from 12pm to 1.30pm Col...

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East of England

The Lives of the Brontë Sisters A Talk by Author Jude Morgan

23 April, 1:00pm John Clare Theatre, Central Library

Saturday 23 April, 1pm John Clare Theatre, Central Library £5 (£4 concessions) Book in advance at...

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London

Mass Book Gifting at Lewisham Shopping Centre

23 April, 1:00pm Lewisham Shopping Centre

During the afternoon (from 1pm-4pm) Library staff will be gifting our World Book Night books at L...

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North East

Lucy Diamond at Ashington Library

23 April, 2:00pm Ashington Library

£2.50 Much-loved women’s fiction author, Lucy Diamond, will be speaking at Ashington Librar...

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London

A Literary Event in conjunction with World Book Night

23 April, 2:00pm Grove Park Community Group, The Ringway Centre

Listen to a talk about Edith Nesbit Bring a new or second hand book in good condition and swap it...

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Scotland

Celebrate World Book Night with Catherine Simpson

23 April, 2:00pm Oban Library

We all have stories that want to be told – but where do you start? Catherine Simpson’...

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North East

Ann Cleeves at Thornaby Central Library

23 April, 2:00pm Thornaby Central Library

£2.00 Prize-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking at Thornaby Central Library as part...

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North West

World Book Night with Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

23 April, 2:00pm Frodsham Leisure Centre

Library staff from Frodsham will be gifting World Book Night titles in association with Brio Leis...

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Scotland

World Book Night with Pippa Goldschmidt

23 April, 2:30pm Aberdeen

Celebrate World Book Night and discover something new at this free talk by writer and astronomer ...

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North East

Shakespeare Cabaret

23 April, 2:30pm Washington Town Centre Library

Join Theatre Space North East for an entertaining, whistle-stop tour of highlights from the writi...

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Northern Ireland

World Book Night with Reading Rooms

23 April, 4:00pm Eason’s Book Shop in Foyleside

We will be reading a poem from Love Poems Carol Ann Duffy and the literary guide will choose a st...

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London

In Wartime : Stories from the Ukraine

23 April, 4:00pm Victoria Library

On World Book Night, join Tim Judah, distinguished war correspondent and author, in Victoria Libr...

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North West

World Book Night with Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

23 April, 4:00pm Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Library staff from Ellesmere Port will be gifting World Book Night titles in association with Bri...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night Book Giving - Leeds Train Station

23 April, 4:15pm Leeds Train Station

Leeds Beckett University Library staff will be gifting their World Book Night books at Leeds Trai...

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West Midlands

Celebrate World Book Night with Catherine O'Flynn at Pelsall Library

23 April, 4:30pm Pelsall Library

Catherine O’Flynn award winning author will be at Pelsall Library, Pelsall Village Centre, High ...

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London

Lewisham World Book Night Celebration

23 April, 5:00pm Lewisham Library

Join us for Lewisham’s World Book Night celebration, a great opportunity to meet fellow World Boo...

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South West

World Book Night and Shakespeare Selfie Day

23 April, 5:00pm Swindon Central Library

Join us at the Central Library on World Book Night for a FREE event in celebration of books and r...

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West Midlands

Bumper Night at Thimblemill

23 April, 5:30pm Thimblemill Library

We have a bumper night at Thimblemill! we will be holding our heat of the Shape talent show (tale...

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East of England

One Man Macbeth with Simon Floyd

23 April, 5:30pm Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Join us as we celebrate World Book Night and Shakespeare’s birthday in style! Simon Floyd w...

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South West

North Somerset Libraries Welcomes Amanda Prowse

23 April, 5:30pm The Bay Cafe

North Somerset Libraries are pleased to welcome Amanda Prowse to The Bay café, Weston super Mare ...

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London

World Book Night 2016 Event with Greenwich Libraries

23 April, 5:30pm Woolwich Centre Library

5.30 students from Rose Bruford college will be performing Shakespeare duets and leading a talk o...

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North West

World Book Night

23 April, 6:00pm Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre

To celebrate World Book Night – author Colette Snowden will be joining to discuss her latest book...

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South West

Celebrating Books and Storytelling

23 April, 6:00pm The Bubble

Celebrating Books and Storytelling To celebrate World Book Night we will distribute books and for...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night by Inkwell Arts

23 April, 6:00pm Inkwell Arts

Inkwell Arts invites YOU to choose a FREE BOOK on WORLD BOOK NIGHT Booksale from the Big Bookend ...

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London

The Bard at Night

23 April, 6:30pm Uxbridge Central Library

It’s 400 years since William Shakespeare walked the earth. To mark the anniversary, Uxbridge Cent...

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East of England

World Book Night Bar Crawl

23 April, 6:30pm Southwold Library

Join us on a bar crawl of Southwold while we give out free books to celebrate World Book Night. E...

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North West

World Book Night Open Mic Night with Flapjack Press!

23 April, 6:30pm Manchester Central Library

Celebrate World Book Night with Flapjack Press poets and an Open Mic night hosted by the marvello...

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South East

World Book Night at Newbury Library

23 April, 6:45pm Newbury Library

Special late opening for celebrations on the last day of West Berkshire’s LibraryFest 2016, inclu...

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South West

Friends of Wool Library invite you to a Quiz Night & Ploughman's Supper to Celebrate World Book Night

23 April, 7:00pm The D'Urberville Center

Friends of Wool Library invite you to a Quiz Night & Ploughman’s Supper to Celebrate Wo...

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London

World Book Night in Hullavington

23 April, 7:00pm Hullavington Village Hall

We will be holding our own celebration at the village hall in Hullavington, with tea, cake, coffe...

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London

World Book Night 2016 at the British Library

23 April, 7:00pm British Library

World Book Night 2016 falls on Saturday 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversar...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night Book Giving

23 April, 7:00pm Oaken Grove Community Centre

Bring along your books to share, 7-9pm Free entry, refreshments provided.

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Scotland

A day in the life of an author

23 April, 7:00pm Meadowbank Library

A day in the life of an author featuring Karen Campbell & Helen Mackinven Free Books, refresh...

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North West

CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK NIGHT with Jenny Eclair and Blackpool Libraries!

23 April, 7:00pm Blackpool Central Library

SATURDAY 23 APRIL, 7PM, CENTRAL LIBRARY Jenny will be talking about and reading from her latest n...

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London

The Library at Night

23 April, 7:00pm Goldsmiths College Library

To celebrate World Book Night we present a literary feast of poetry and prose readings… • ...

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Scotland

Live and Let Spy – Murder Mystery Evening performed by the Walking Theatre Company

23 April, 7:00pm The Dick Institute

On World Book Night, East Ayrshire Leisure and the Walking Theatre Company invite you to celebrat...

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South West

World Book Night with Yate Library

23 April, 7:30pm Yate Library

An invitation to the 3 ‘P’s, poetry, prose & performance Join us for an evening in celebratio...

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South East

World Book Night in Wetherspoons

23 April, 7:30pm Wetherspoons

Margaret has organised a Giveaway event and hoping to get an author to come along to lend a hand ...

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North West

World Book Night with Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

23 April, 7:30pm Lache Library

Library staff will be gifting World Book Night titles after the performance ‘Morgan & West – ...

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South East

WORDfest Crawley does World Book Night

23 April, 7:30pm Crawley Library

Join us to close Crawley WORDfest 2016 with inspiring performances from spoken word artists Talia...

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South West

World Book Night at Mr B's

23 April, 7:30pm Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

The Bookshop Band play in their home venue to celebrate World Book Night and Shakespeare’s Birthd...

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East Midlands

Leicester World Book Night Celebration and book give away

24 April, 6:30pm The Donkey Pub

Free World Book Night Books, Readings from selected books, Free access to donated ‘Sharing&...

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North West

World Book Night with Handforth & Altrincham Oddfellows

25 April, 10:30am Waugh Brow Farm

Celebrate World Book Night with Handforth & Altrincham Oddfellows. Everyone welcome. Bacon bu...

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North East

Event @ Teesside University Library

25 April, 7:00pm Teesside University Library

Middlesbrough Council and Teesside University are pleased to present crime author Helen Cadbury a...

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South West

World Book Night and the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare

26 April, 7:30pm Christchurch Library

On Tuesday 26th April 7.30pm Christchurch library are celebrating World Book Night and the 400th ...

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South West

World Book Night at Christchurch Library

26 April, 7:30pm Christchurch Library

Celebrating Shakespeare and World Book Night. – a performance with scenes of Shakespeare sh...

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South West

An evening with World Book Night author Amanda Prowse

26 April, 7:30pm Yate Library

Enjoy an evening with World Book Night author Amanda Prowse at Yate Library. Tickets are £3 and a...

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South West

World Book Night Poetry Workshop

28 April, 10:30am Brixham Library

Award‐winning poet Suzy Miles will be leading a poetry workshop to celebrate World Book Night. Be...

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