Events 2017

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North West

Silver Rainbows celebrate World Book Night

18 April, 7:00pm Frodsham Library

‘And The Band Played On’, ‘Rubyfruit Jungle’ or the ‘Naked Civil Servant’. What books have inspir...

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East Midlands

Books Live - The Plot Thickens: with author Stephen Booth - Worksop Library

19 April, 2:00pm Worksop Library

Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors come up with the ideas for the books you love? ...

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Scotland

World Book Night at Clarkston Library

19 April, 6:00pm Clarkston Library

Quizzes, Book Art/Origami, tea, coffee, cake. FREE? YES. Amazing!

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South West

Friends of Brixham Library present World Book Night Poetry Workshop with Suzy Miles

20 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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South West

World Book Night 2017, featuring best selling author Kimberley Chambers

20 April, 6:30pm Swindon Central Library (2nd Floor Reading Room)

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books. Books are given out across the U...

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South East

World Book Night quiz at Littlehampton Library

20 April, 6:30pm Littlehampton Library

Get a team together and join us for a fun quiz night at your local library to celebrate World Boo...

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East of England

Books Talk Back at Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

20 April, 7:00pm Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

Books Talk Back Are you interested in writing fiction for children or young adults? Do you want t...

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East of England

World Book Night quiz at Great Cornard Library

20 April, 7:00pm Great Cornard Library

Do you know your books? Love reading? To celebrate World Book Night we will be holding a free lig...

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East of England

World Book Night at Ipswich County Library

20 April, 7:00pm Ipswich County Library

Crime writer J. M. Hewitt and Tudor specialist Philip Roberts will be at Ipswich Library to cele...

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East of England

World Book Night: Books, bubbles, bangers and beer ... & author talks

20 April, 7:30pm Ipswich County Library

Tickets: £5 for a drink and a hotdog Enjoy food and drink, and talks from crime writer J. M. Hewi...

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South East

World Book Night Big Book Swap!

21 April, 9:30am Hazlemere Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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North West

World Book Night at Kendal Library

21 April, 10:00am Kendal library

We’ll be hosting a free coffee morning to raise awareness of and to celebrate World Book Ni...

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South East

World Book Night at Soha Housing

21 April, 10:00am Towse Court

We’re celebrating #WorldBookNight! Our very own #RealPeopleTrueStories star Sarah will be doing a...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Poppleton Library - Book Swap

21 April, 10:00am Poppleton Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Clifton Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

21 April, 10:00am Clifton Explore

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Acomb Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

21 April, 11:00am Acomb Explore Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Tang Hall Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

21 April, 1:00pm Tang Hall Explore

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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North West

World Book Night at Penrith Library

21 April, 1:30pm Penrith Library

The Penrith ‘Here and Now’ group will be here at the Library and members will be gifted their cop...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Fulford Library - Book Swap

21 April, 2:00pm Fulford Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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East Midlands

World Book Night at Moulton Library

21 April, 3:30pm Moulton Library

Pick up a free copy of Wonder by RJ Palacio, try out tech and coding activities or be creative wi...

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Scotland

Books of a Feather at Shetland Library

21 April, 7:30pm Shetland Library

On Friday 21 April at 7.30pm we are celebrating World Book Night a bit early with a very special ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Haxby Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 9:30am Haxby Explore Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Huntington Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 9:30am Huntington Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Dunnington Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 9:30am Dunnington Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Strensall Library - Book Swap

22 April, 10:00am Strensall Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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South East

World Book Night at Cowes Library

22 April, 10:00am Cowes Library, Isle of Wight

On Saturday 22 April, Cowes Library is celebrating World Book Night with a donated book sale and ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Tang Hall Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 10:00am Tang Hall Explore

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Copmanthorpe Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 10:00am Copmanthorpe Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

New Earswick Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 10:00am New Earswick Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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North West

Blackpool & Fylde Writers Celebrate World Book Night

22 April, 10:00am Blackpool Central Library

A series of writing workshops at Blackpool Central Library. Free, no booking required.

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Clifton Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 10:00am Clifton Explore Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Fulford Library - Book Swap

22 April, 10:00am Fulford Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Poppleton Library - Book Swap

22 April, 10:00am Poppleton Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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South West

World Book Night Author Fair

22 April, 10:30am Christchurch Library and Learning Centre

Get inspired by a wealth of local talent; meet up to 20 local authors! Buy a book to gift to some...

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South West

World Book Night Author Fair at Christchurch library & learning centre

22 April, 10:30am Christchurch library & learning centre, Dorset

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April eve...

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South East

Victorian Event to Celebrate World Book Night

22 April, 1:00pm Portsmouth Central Library

Portsmouth Libraries will be celebrating with an event the day before on Saturday 22nd April on t...

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South West

World Book Night: Shared reading with Laura E James

22 April, 1:30pm Littlemoor Library

Littlemoor library are delighted to welcome author Laura E James, an author who prides herself on...

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Scotland

Writers' Rammy at Denny Library

22 April, 2:00pm Denny Library

This year Falkirk Libraries’ World Book Night event celebrates your creativity, and the bo...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Book Speed Dating

22 April, 2:00pm Hull Central Library

Bring a book to swap Recommend titles Discover new books to love Refreshments available

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Scotland

Book Giveaway Party at Glasgow Women's Library

22 April, 2:00pm Glasgow Women's Library

Let us entice you with free books, lashings of tea and oodles of cake as we kick back, relax and ...

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Scotland

Falkirk Community Trust / Libraries Spoken Word Event hosted by local author Helen MacKinven

22 April, 2:00pm Falkirk Community Trust - Denny Library

Come and Help Celebrate World Book Night and the New Denny Library with a special Spoken Word Eve...

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East Midlands

World Book Night at St James Library

22 April, 3:00pm St James Library

Pick up a free copy of Wonder by RJ Palacio, try out tech and coding activities or be creative wi...

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North West

World Book Night Eve with David Mark

22 April, 6:00pm Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre, Rochdale

This year we are celebrating World Book Night the evening before! Brilliant crime writer David Ma...

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West Midlands

World Book Night at Spring Hill Library

22 April, 6:30pm Spring Hill Library

We are hosting an Evening of fabulous storytelling by local authors from 6.30-8pm on Saturday 22n...

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West Midlands

Leintwardine Younger Writers' Competition and World Book Night Celebrations

22 April, 6:30pm Leintwardine Library

Join us to celebrate World Book Night with acclaimed local authors Karen Wallace and Anne Cottrin...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Rotherham Libraries present a World Book Night quiz

22 April, 7:00pm Fitzwilliam and Hughes Coffee shop

How’s your shelf awareness? On Saturday 22 April, Rotherham Libraries will be presenting ...

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South East

Silent Reading party at Sandown Library

22 April, 7:00pm Sandown Library, Isle of Wight

Come and read silently together with us! Books & wine provided, or you can BYO.

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North West

Retro Silent Disco at Manchester Central Library

22 April, 7:00pm Performance Space

Celebrate World Book Night with a Silent Disco at Central Library! Join DJ John Ryan (Max 80s di...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Dringhouses Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

22 April, 9:30pm Dringhouses Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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London

Islington Reads: Donate a book for the homeless

23 April, 12:00am Islington Libraries

We are looking for new books in good condition to give to anyone who is homeless on World Book N...

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West Midlands

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

23 April, 10:00am Stratford ArtsHouse

Running from Sunday 23 until Sunday 30 April, Stratford Literary Festival returns with a fantasti...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

York Explore - Book Swap & Coffee morning

23 April, 11:00am York Explore

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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South East

Celebrate World Book Night and City Reads at Jubilee Library

23 April, 12:00pm Jubilee Library, Brighton

BOOKY PHOTO BOOTH Share a ‘#shelfie’ Brighton & Hove Libraries are teaming up with City Reads...

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West Midlands

World Book Night at Kenilworth Books

23 April, 12:00pm Kenilworth Books

On Sunday 23 April, this independent bookshop will be hosting a book exchange, with lots to give ...

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North West

World Book Night at Harvey Longworth Court

23 April, 12:00pm Harvey Longworth Court

This event is aimed at Residents and Crawshawbooth Community, and others, and representatives fro...

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East Midlands

World Book Night at Burton Latimer Library

23 April, 12:00pm Burton Latimer Library

Pick up a free copy of Wonder by RJ Palacio, try out tech and coding activities or be creative wi...

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London

World Book Night story time at Woolwich Library

23 April, 1:00pm Woolwich Library

Put on your pyjamas, bring your favourite book or choose one from the library and come and share...

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North West

Commoners Choir: Literacy, Books and the Print Revolution

23 April, 1:00pm Carlisle Library

Carlisle Library will host the Commoners Choir as part of their Northern English Library Tour, a...

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North East

World Book Night 2017 - Bringing Literary Salon to City Library

23 April, 2:00pm Newcastle City Library

Come and help celebrate World Book Night with an afternoon of Poetry and Prose at City Library! F...

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Scotland

World Book Night at Linlithgow Burgh Halls

23 April, 2:00pm Linlithgow Burgh Halls

Come along and take part in our quiz, pick up some free books and listen to a reading by our gues...

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London

World Book Night at Chelsea Library

23 April, 2:00pm Chelsea Library

Come along to the library to celebrate World Book Night! Join us for some refreshments and pick u...

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East of England

World Book Night at Huntingdon Bookshop

23 April, 2:00pm Huntingdon Bookshop

Come & swap any books you enjoyed & want to share with others & get some new ones for...

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North East

World Book Night celebration with Tom Kelly and Nancy Revell

23 April, 2:00pm The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Sheilds

Join us on World Book Night – a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23...

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London

Linda MacDonald at Deptford Lounge Library

23 April, 2:30pm Deptford Lounge Library

To Celebrate World Book Night, author Linda MacDonald will talk about how she came to write and p...

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London

World Book Night at Lewisham Library

23 April, 2:30pm Lewisham Library

Authors Rachael Joseph, an actress turned poet educated in London, Antigua and Nottingahm, and L...

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Scotland

Dates with Dangerous Authors

23 April, 2:30pm Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge

The Crime Writers Association in conjunction with Blackwell’s Bookshop invites you on a special d...

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North West

World Book Night in Liverpool ONE

23 April, 3:00pm The Reading Trees on Paradise Street, Liverpool ONE

Readers take to the trees for World Book Night in Liverpool ONE! Come along and celebrate great b...

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London

Crossmodalism gatherings XVI

23 April, 3:00pm The Tea Building, Studio 7.01

As the days get longer and London gets sunnier, the date for the next Gathering approaches. Join ...

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West Midlands

Meet the Author on World Book Night at Perton Library

23 April, 4:00pm Perton Library

Meet the Author on World Book Night at Perton Library Meet author Andrew Lound for a special one-...

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North West

Gary Jotter and the Magical Murders

23 April, 4:00pm Molino Lounge

Pigblisters School of Magic and Mystery is home to the spell casting world’s most famous b...

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Scotland

World Book Night with Sherlock Holmes in Oban

23 April, 4:00pm Station Square, Oban

Looking for a good read? Help us Celebrate World Book Night with Sherlock Holmes and a host of fi...

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London

World Book Night at Gay's the Word bookshop

23 April, 4:00pm Gay's the Word Bookshop

Fall in love with reading again! We are GIVING AWAY FREE BOOKS! On April 23rd Gay’s the Wo...

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Scotland

Walk and Talk on World Book Night

23 April, 4:15pm The John Gray Centre, Haddington

Celebrate World Book Night by joining us on a gentle walk when we’ll chat about books. Return to ...

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Scotland

Bookfellas

23 April, 4:30pm The Stand Comedy Club

Join us for an afternoon with some of the top comics on the circuit to raise funds for The Scotti...

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South East

Cranbrook Literature Festival: The Big Book Swap

23 April, 5:00pm The George Hotel, Cranbrook

​Join us for Wine and Words or Beer and Books and bring along a book to swap for something new t...

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North West

World Book Night at Silverdale Hotel

23 April, 5:30pm Silverdale Hotel

Free to participitate for all ages! Local guest authors: Lynne Whelon, Rod Ireland, Val Kennedy....

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night at Inkwell Arts

23 April, 6:00pm Inkwell Arts

Inkwell Arts will be serving food, cakes and drinks, and you can get your free book on the night!

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London

World Book Night event with bestselling authors Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee

23 April, 6:00pm St Marys Church

“Celebrate World Book Night by joining bestselling crime authors Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukhe...

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London

The Library at Night

23 April, 6:00pm Goldsmiths Library

If you fall asleep you will be woken gently is an event to celebrate World Book Night. it will b...

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North West

World Book Night at the Rhys Jones Community Centre

23 April, 7:00pm The Rhys Jones Community Centre

We’ll be celebrating adult literacy and giving out free books at the Rhys Jones Community C...

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East Midlands

Leicester's World Book Night Celebrations

23 April, 7:30pm The Donkey Pub, which hosts a sharing library and a Book Group

Organised jointly by Everybody’s Reading, Whatever it Takes Literacy Project and Leicester...

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North West

World Book Night at Hoole Community Centre

24 April, 10:30am Hobson's Café, Hoole Community Centre

Come and meet library staff at Hoole Community Centre Monday 24 April to celebrate World Book Night.

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Bishopthorpe Library - Book Swap & Coffee morning

24 April, 2:00pm Bishopthorpe Library

World Book Night Big Book Swap! If you’re harbouring any books that you would like to pass on to ...

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North West

A talk by author David Hewitt

24 April, 3:00pm Blackpool Central Library

This #WorldBookNight join author David Hewitt at Central Library & discover the compelling st...

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London

World Book Night at Hackney Community College

24 April, 4:00pm Hackney Community College

The event will include the sharing of cultural myths and legends, a performance from Anthony Anax...

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Scotland

Poet Jamie Livingstone in Oban

24 April, 5:00pm Hope Kitchen in Oban

On Monday 24th April for World Book Night (but a day later) we are holding a poetry reading where...

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London

A London-themed celebration of reading aloud, and being read to, for World Book Night

24 April, 5:30pm UCL IOE Library

To celebrate World Book Night 2017 and to coincide with UCL Libraries’ East Side Stories: Londone...

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London

World Book Night at Kingston Library

24 April, 5:30pm Kingston Library

We are holding a 1950s themed WBN event on Monday 24th April at Kingston Library 5.30pm-7pm. We&...

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Scotland

Murder Mystery in Kirkintilloch

24 April, 6:30pm William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch

Come along to our murder mystery evening! We have a shetland scenario with four suspects and lot...

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South West

World Book Night party at Hamworthy Library

24 April, 7:00pm Hamworthy Library

It’s World Book Night and we’re celebrating books and reading with our annual party. ...

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North West

‘Hillsborough Voices’ celebrates World Book Night at Skelmersdale Library

24 April, 7:00pm Skelmersdale Library

The author of a book which tells the story of the Hillsborough disaster will be appearing at Skel...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Celebrate World Book Night with a night of Read Regional Crime! ft. A. A. Dhand and Kathleen McKay

24 April, 7:00pm Acklam Community Hub and Library

Celebrate World Book Night with a night of Read Regional Crime! Join Read Regional authors A. A. ...

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North West

World Book Night at Bolton Sixth Form College

25 April, 5:00pm Bolton Sixth Form College

LITERACY MATTERS CELEBRATES WORLD BOOK NIGHT 25th April (Tuesday) Students welcome, bring a book...

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London

The Secret to Writing Bestselling Crime Fiction - a unique chance to meet three top authors at Manor Park Library

25 April, 6:00pm Manor Park Library

The evening will start with a 60 minute session with three bestselling authors: Vaseem Khan (Time...

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East of England

Publishing from both sides: Cressida McLaughlin and Kate Bradley

25 April, 7:00pm Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

Norwich based author Cressida McLaughlin and her editor Kate Bradley will be giving an insight in...

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South East

World Book Night quiz at Crawley Library

25 April, 7:30pm Crawley Library

Get a team together and join us for a fun quiz night at your local library to celebrate World Boo...

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South East

World Book Night quiz at Chichester Library

25 April, 7:30pm Chichester Library

Get a team together and join us for a fun quiz night at your local library to celebrate World Boo...

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South East

World Book Night quiz at Bognor Regis Library

26 April, 7:00pm Bognor Regis Library

Get a team together and join us for a fun quiz night at your local library to celebrate World Boo...

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West Midlands

Wes Finch and The Rude Mechanicals at Leamington Spa Library

26 April, 7:00pm eventbrite.co.uk/e/wes-finch-and-the-rude-mechanicals-tickets-32500049523.

From 7-9.15pm on Wednesday 26 April, local folk band Wes Finch and The Rude Mechanicals perform a...

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East of England

World Book Night quiz at Woodbridge Library

26 April, 7:00pm Woodbridge Library

Tickets are £3.00 per person, maximum 6 per team, pre-register team name in advance. All proceeds...

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South West

Local Author Simon Hall - Book Launch and Talk

27 April, 7:00pm Exeter Library

Simon Hall is the BBC’s Crime Correspondent for the South West of England and author of the TV De...

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South East

World Book Night quiz at Worthing Library

27 April, 7:00pm Worthing Library

Get a team together and join us for a fun quiz night at your local library to celebrate World Boo...

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South East

Celebrate World Book Night with Geoffrey Gudgion

28 April, 2:30pm Beaconsfield Library

An author’s light-hearted look at the writing profession – come along and enjoy a free talk...

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South West

World Book Weekend Programme for Readers and Writers: Part 1

28 April, 5:30pm Stoke Lodge Hotel

World Book Weekend Programme for Readers and Writers Hotelier Steven Mayer and family welcome gue...

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London

Literary Salon with Kate Hamer & Rachel Rhys

28 April, 7:30pm Uxbridge Library

Come and join us for a fabulous literary evening celebrating World Book Night and fanastic fictio...

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South West

World Book Weekend Programme for Readers and Writers: Part 2

29 April, 10:00am Stoke Lodge Hotel

FIRST COMES LOVE. THEN COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES MURDER… Our first guest speaker is Jane ...

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South West

Local Author Lucy Banks - Meet The Author Event

29 April, 2:00pm Exeter Library

Local author Lucy Banks will be here for a chat and signing in our Rougemont Lounge, promoting th...

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