Events 2015

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North East

An evening with Mari Hannah

20 April, 7:30pm Blyth Library

Acclaimed crime writer Mari Hannah talks about her latest Kate Daniels novel Killing for Keeps pl...

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South East

Crime and Cocktails: An evening with Sara Sheridan

21 April, 7:30pm Woodley Library

Enjoy an evening with Sara Sheridan, author of the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries and a number of sta...

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Wales

World Book Night Teen Game Night

22 April, 6:00pm Penarth Library

Join us at Penarth Library for a World Book Night themed teen game night, for anyone 14 years an...

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South West

World Book Night Coffee Morning and Book giveaway at Appledore Library

23 April, 10:00am Appledore Library

With “The Shanty Singers”, our local Parkinson’s group performing for us at 11am. We have a great...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night at Norton Library

23 April, 10:00am Norton Library

Join us for a Book Lover’s Quiz at the library for World Book Night! All are welcome.

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Everywhere

Children's Authors Live with David Almond and Annabel Pitcher

23 April, 10:30am Livestream - available everywhere

Award-winning authors David Almond (Skellig) and Annabel Pitcher (My Sister Lives on the Mantelp...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night quiz at Eastfield Library

23 April, 10:30am Eastfield Library

Join us at the library for a ‘Books into Films’ quiz and coffee morning. This event i...

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South West

Watch this Space!

23 April, 10:45am Coleford Library

World Book Night at Coleford Library is going to be Out of this World! Join us throughout the day...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at Arena Park Library

23 April, 11:00am Arena park library

Join us for a World Book Night coffee morning from 11am until 12pm, and a book giveaway from 4.30...

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East of England

World Book Night event at Angles Theatre

23 April, 11:00am Angles Theatre, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Please join us at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech on World Book Night. Purchase books signed by our g...

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Northern Ireland

Quiche & Cuppa at Onchan Library

23 April, 2:00pm Onchan Library

We are giving books to Graih (The Manx word for love and charity) a local charity for the homele...

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South East

From the Crinoline to the New Look: Fashion in Photographs, 1850-1950

23 April, 2:00pm Wokingham Library

Professional costume historian, portrait specialist and "photo detective” Jayne Shrimpton wi...

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North West

Mary Gibson at Blackburn Library

23 April, 2:00pm Blackburn Library

Don’t miss the wonderful Mary Gibson, author of World Book Night title Custard Tarts and Br...

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West Midlands

World Book Night celebration with Aldermoor Library

23 April, 2:00pm Aldermoor Library

Join us for a book giveaway at Stoke Aldermoor Medical Centre. All welcome.

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East of England

Royston Library - Call the Midwife

23 April, 2:00pm Royston Library

Call the Midwife fans! The husband and daughter of Jennifer Worth, whose books inspired the popul...

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North East

World Book Night author event at Houghton Library

23 April, 2:00pm Houghton Library

Robert Williams’ debut novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask award in 2011. Into the Trees...

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East Midlands

Mansfield Central Library to celebrate World Book Night

23 April, 2:00pm Mansfield Library

Library staff will be “performing” a murder mystery play written by a former libraria...

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North West

Grange over Sands Library - an Afternoon Delight

23 April, 2:30pm Grange over Sands Library

Visit Grange over Sands Library for an informal ‘drop in’ aimed at local book givers ...

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West Midlands

World Book Night in the park

23 April, 3:00pm Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge

Staff from Dudley Libraries will be going to Mary Stevens park, Stourbridge, to talk about books,...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Harry Potter event at Kirkbymoorside Library

23 April, 4:00pm Kirkbymoorside Library

We will be running a children’s after school Harry Potter event for World Book Night. Drop in fun...

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London

Southwark Libraries World Book Night tour

23 April, 4:00pm Various around Southwark

Our team of Southwark library staff will be stopping around the borough to give out some of the t...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at Stirchley Library

23 April, 5:00pm Stirchley Library

Open gathering in the library for people to share their love of books. Ideal for people looking f...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night event at York Library

23 April, 5:00pm York Library

Join us at York Explore to celebrate the joy of reading and writing in York! Activities include: ...

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West Midlands

World Book Night at the Hive: Unveiling the mystery of books

23 April, 5:00pm The Hive, Worcester

Join us at The Hive on World Book Night for a free event to unveil the mystery of books. Meet bes...

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South West

World Book Night event at Blandford Library

23 April, 5:15pm Blandford Library

To celebrate World Book Night Blandford Library will be hosting a book reading and discussion eve...

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South West

World Book Night event at Littlemoor Library

23 April, 5:15pm Littlemoor Library

To celebrate World Book Night Littlemoor Library will be hosting a book reading and discussion ev...

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South West

World Book Night event at Weymouth Library

23 April, 5:15pm Weymouth Library

To celebrate World Book Night Weymouth Library will be hosting a book reading and discussion even...

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South West

World Book Night event at Sherborne Library

23 April, 5:15pm Sherborne Library

To celebrate World Book Night Sherborne Library will be hosting a book reading and discussion eve...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at Kidderminster Library

23 April, 5:30pm Kidderminster Library

Join us at the library on World Book Night, where from 5.30pm until 7pm we will have a speed-dati...

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South East

World Book Night event at Jubilee Library

23 April, 5:30pm Jubilee Library

Join us for our World Book Night celebration! Author Bethan Roberts will be talking about her ne...

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Scotland

World Book Night event at Glasgow Women's Library

23 April, 5:30pm Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP

We love World Book Night! And we’d love to spend it with you! Come along and pick up your free bo...

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West Midlands

World Book Night Quiz at Dudley Library

23 April, 5:30pm Dudley Library

Join us for the World Book Night Quiz! Tea and coffee will be provided, people can register thei...

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North West

Scary Tale Murder Mystery: Into The Words

23 April, 6:00pm Manchester Central Library

Manchester Libraries and After Dark Entertainment present – Scary Tale Murder Mystery: Into...

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North East

Rainy Day Reads

23 April, 6:00pm Committee Room, Robinson Library, Newcastle University

It is a book group with a difference. Bring along your favourite book and share with the group wh...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night 2015 with Ryedale Book Festival, Malton Library and The Kingfisher Cafe

23 April, 6:00pm Malton Library

The Ryedale Book Festival is joining with Malton Library and the Kingfisher Cafe to host a specia...

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London

Stuffocation with James Wallman

23 April, 6:00pm Hammersmith Library

To celebrate World Book Night, local author James Wallman, will talk about his best-selling book.

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North East

World Book Night Murder Mystery Event

23 April, 6:00pm Holy Trinity Church, Church Street East, Sunderland

Fancy yourself as a modern Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot? Join our Murder Mystery Night with Thea...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night event at Malton Library

23 April, 6:00pm Malton Library

We are working with Ryedale Book Festival and will be opening in the evening of World Book Night ...

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North West

A World Book Night treat for commuters

23 April, 6:00pm From Mill Hill to Todmorden

A team of Rochdale Library staff will be working in partnership with Northern Rail to give out fr...

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London

World Book Night event at Eltham Library

23 April, 6:00pm Eltham Centre Library

Celebrate World Book Night at Eltham Library: 6pm Eltham Arts introduction and talk about their p...

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East of England

Whodunit in the Library

23 April, 6:00pm Millennium Library, Norwich

Join us for an evening of intrigue as you the audience try to solve a murder mystery staged for y...

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London

Lewisham World Book Night party

23 April, 6:00pm The REAP Centre, Downham

The line-up of performers supporting for the party hosted at REAP (Regal Educational Arts Project...

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East Midlands

World Book Night in Leicester Everybody's Reading Event

23 April, 6:00pm Donkey Pub in Leicester

It begins at 6pm with a Book Group discussion of ‘The Husbands’s Secret’ by Lia...

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London

World Book Night author panel at Norbury Library

23 April, 6:00pm Norbury Library

Historical novelists Imogen Robertson and Laura Wilson discuss each of their mystery novel series...

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London

World Book Night event at Pimlico Library

23 April, 6:00pm Pimlico Library, Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3AT

We are glad to introduce successful British writers Ms Louise Voss and Ms Louise Millar for an ev...

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North East

Casting the Runes

23 April, 6:15pm Newcastle City Library

Nunkie Theatre Company performs mystical and haunting stories in a thrilling one-man show. Montag...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at West Bromwich Central Library

23 April, 6:30pm Central Library, West Bromwich

All World Book Night givers are invited to come along to Central Library and “Give” out their boo...

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London

Victorian Guide to Monster Hunting

23 April, 6:30pm Kent History and Library Centre James Whatman Way Maidstone ME14 1LQ

Author Kit Cox (aka Major Jack Union) will take us on a Guide of Victorian Monster Hunting, a tre...

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North West

Michael Stewart author event

23 April, 6:30pm Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale

Come and join us as we celebrate World Book Night with award-winning author, poet and playwright,...

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South East

Poetry reading evening for World Book Night

23 April, 6:30pm Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ

We will be hosting a Poetry Reading Evening at the Obsidian Art gallery and book giveaway alongsi...

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London

Shelter From the Storm

23 April, 6:30pm Shelter From The Storm, Unit 11, Acorn Production Centre, 105 Blundell Street, N7 9BN

Representatives from the Society of Authors’ Management Committee and staff will be handing out W...

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North West

Mary Gibson at Accrington Library

23 April, 6:30pm Accrington Library

Don’t miss the wonderful Mary Gibson, author of World Book Night title Custard Tarts and Br...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

A Night at the Museum - in the Library!

23 April, 6:30pm Filey Library

We would like to invite families to join us for ‘a night at the museum – in the library’ in...

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West Midlands

World Book Night crime evening

23 April, 6:30pm Droitwich Library

CSI:Miami… CSI:Los Angeles… CSI:The Midlands? Join us on World Book Night for a talk ...

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West Midlands

World Book Night quiz at Halesowen Library

23 April, 6:30pm Halesowen Library

Join us for a World Book Night Quiz! The Quiz takes place in the Caslon Hall on Level 7 of Haleso...

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London

Dickens and Poverty - a talk by Lucinda Hawksley

23 April, 6:30pm Kensington Central Library

A fascinating talk about Dickens and poverty with a Q&A session will take place with author L...

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London

World Book Night fun at Kilburn Library

23 April, 6:30pm Kilburn Library

Join Kilburn Library as they celebrate World Book Night with a Bram Stoker’s Dracula presentation...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Stories from around the World

23 April, 6:30pm Settle Library

Together with Settle Stories we are celebrating World Book Night 2015! Join storytellers Alia Al...

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London

World Book Night event at Fulham Library

23 April, 6:30pm Fulham Library

Author, entrepreneur and co-founder of The Big Issue will be joining us at Fulham Library as part...

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London

Mind Yourself’s Irish Storytelling Night!

23 April, 6:30pm CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

Join us for a night of Irish Storytelling where we will have some fabulous Irish Authors reading ...

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London

World Book Night event with Stella Duffy!

23 April, 6:45pm Woolwich Library

Join us for a World Book Night celebration with the fantastic Stella Duffy! The evening starts wi...

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Wales

An evening with Jackie Morris

23 April, 7:00pm Crickhowell Library, Powys

This year’s World Book Night list includes Robin Hobb’s wonderful novel Assassin̵...

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South East

Burgess Hill Library World Book Night Quiz Night

23 April, 7:00pm Martlets Hall Cafe, Burgess Hill

Celebrate World Book Night by joining our general knowledge quiz night. Teams of up to 6 people, ...

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North West

World Book Night event at Kendal Library

23 April, 7:00pm Kendal Library

Join the celebrations at Kendal Library with an author talk from the 2014 Not the Booker Prize wi...

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London

A Literary Cruise Along the Thames

23 April, 7:00pm Kingston Library

Take a virtual cruise in words and pictures up the River Thames in the company of Nick Dobson. Fo...

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Scotland

World Book Night event at Oban Library

23 April, 7:00pm Oban Library

To celebrate World Book Night we have two completely different authors, Jess Smith and Jules Wats...

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South East

World Book Night event at Worthing Library

23 April, 7:00pm Worthing Library

Worthing Library invites you to celebrate World Book Night with local author Juliet West, author ...

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North West

Reading Hurts: The Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomenon

23 April, 7:00pm Oldham Library

Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards is a Reader in English Literature at Edge Hill University. Her academic re...

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South West

World Book Night event at Exeter Library

23 April, 7:00pm Exeter Library

Meet Exeter born Man Booker nominated author Clare Morrall at Exeter Library. Clare will be discu...

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Scotland

World Book Night event - Meet the Author: Peter Kerr

23 April, 7:00pm Dick Institute Library

Bienvenidos! Hola! Celebrate World Book Night with a Spanish twist. Peter Kerr is Scotland’s best...

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North East

World Book Night event at Gateshead Central Library

23 April, 7:00pm Gateshead Central Library

Celebrate World Book Night at Gateshead Central Library with author, Jennifer Klinec. Her book Th...

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North East

World Book Night event at Teesside University Library

23 April, 7:00pm Teesside University Library

Celebrate World Book Night with Teesside University and Middlesbrough Libraries. Authors Bryan an...

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South West

Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival

23 April, 7:00pm The Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire

Enjoy an evening in the company of around 20 authors, illustrators, booksellers and librarians a...

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South West

World Book Night party at Hamworthy Library

23 April, 7:00pm Hamworthy Library

Join our annual celebration of books and reading and meet local author Amy Mason, who won the 201...

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Scotland

World Book Night event at Falkirk Library

23 April, 7:00pm Falkirk Library

Join us on World Book Night for a comedy themed event with Harry Morris, author of the Harry the ...

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Scotland

World Book Night event at Motherwell Library

23 April, 7:00pm Motherwell Library

Come along and meet fantastic crime writer Louise Welsh at our World Book Night event. Louise is ...

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North East

Fabulous Fifties World Book Night event

23 April, 7:00pm Billingham Library

History Wardrobe will presenting a Fabulous Fifties talk and costume presentation. From charlady...

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East of England

Girls' Night In at Shefford Library

23 April, 7:00pm Shefford Library

Join us on World Book Night for a Girls’ Night In! We will be joined by fantastic writers Rowan C...

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London

A Literary Coup

23 April, 7:00pm Primrose Hill Community Library

In A Literary Coup, Ark is taking over Primrose Hill with an immersive night of live short storie...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Big Quiz Night at Thirsk Library

23 April, 7:00pm Thirsk Library

Roll up for Thirsk Library’s legendary book quiz for World Book Night. Wine and nibbles wil...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night event at Knaresborough Library

23 April, 7:00pm Knaresborough Library

Join us on World Book Night for an evening with local authors Karen Perkins, Rose Marie Shaw, Mor...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Bloomin' Words Cabaret Evening

23 April, 7:00pm White Rose BookCafe

Another fantastic lineup for Bloomin’ Words Cabaret, at White Rose Bookcafe in Thirsk. On ...

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South East

Quiz Supper at Bourne End Library

23 April, 7:00pm Bourne End Library

This includes a fish and chip supper and should be a great fun evening for all. Tickets are on sa...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night Quiz @ North Lincolnshire Central Library

23 April, 7:00pm North Lincolnshire Central Library

North Lincolnshire Libraries’ popular WBN Quiz returns! Get a team together to pit your wit...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night event at Pickering Library

23 April, 7:00pm Pickering Library

Join us as we celebrate World Book Night with a screening of Water for Elephants at 7pm. A free c...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night event at Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library

23 April, 7:00pm Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library

Join us as we celebrate World Book Night with a book giveaway – pop in for a free book and ...

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South West

World Book Night event at Bodmin Library

23 April, 7:00pm Bodmin Library

Join us for a Crime, Cheese and Wine evening celebrating World Book Night! Simon Hall, BBC corre...

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South East

Dark and Stormy Author Event for World Book Night

23 April, 7:00pm East Grinstead Library, 32-40 West Street, East Grinstead

Join us for a fantastic evening of crime fiction in association with Dark and Stormy Festival and...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at Bleakhouse Library

23 April, 7:00pm Bleakhouse Library, Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 9DS

Come and celebrate World Book Night at Bleakhouse Library! Book Quiz with prizes, book giveaways ...

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East of England

Stevenage Library - Sharon Bolton: A Dark and Twisted Tide

23 April, 7:15pm Stevenage Library

The 2015 Dagger in the Library award winning author Sharon Bolton talks about her latest psycholo...

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South West

World Book Night event at Swindon Central Library

23 April, 7:15pm Swindon Central Library

Join us at the library to celebrate World Book Night! We will have wine, nibbles, books, and best...

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East of England

World Book Night event at Sandy Library

23 April, 7:30pm Sandy Library

Join us on World Book Night when Sophia Tobin will be talking about the inspiration behind her bo...

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Wales

World Book Night event at Prestatyn Library

23 April, 7:30pm Prestatyn Library

Join us for an evening with crime writer Stephen Booth, including an opportunity to buy his books...

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South West

World Book Night event - Into Print

23 April, 7:30pm Bristol Central Library

For World Book Night 2015, Bristol Libraries presents an evening for readers and writers, celebra...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

The characters that fell out of books - at Scarborough Library

23 April, 7:30pm Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough

We are opening our doors after hours on World Book Night for a candlelit tour in partnership with...

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North East

Tales from Northumberland Writers

23 April, 7:30pm Morpeth Library

Four local authors talk about their writing and their favourite books, plus the gifting of a Worl...

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North East

An evening with Robert Williams

23 April, 7:30pm Ponteland Library

Up and coming young author Robert Williams talks about his latest novel Into the Trees plus an in...

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South West

World Book Night event at Christchurch Library

23 April, 7:30pm Christchurch Library

To celebrate World Book Night Christchurch Library will be hosting a book reading and discussion ...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night pub quiz!

23 April, 8:00pm The King's Head pub, High Market Place

Join us for a family book quiz at The King’s Head pub next door to Kirkbymoorside Library. Contac...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

Book giveaway in Helmsley Market

24 April, 10:00am Helmsley Market Place

Library staff will be giving away World Book Night books in the market place – come along!

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South West

The Morning after the Night Before

24 April, 10:00am Northam Library

FREE World Book Night books. Book Sale and Coffee Morning. Everyone who takes out a book during...

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London

X Marks the Spot: The sense of place in crime novels

24 April, 2:30pm Castelnau Library

Author Elena Forbes writes fantastic crime novels featuring DI Mark Tartaglia set in leafy Barnes...

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Yorkshire & Humberside

World Book Night giveaway

25 April, 10:00am Todmorden Library

Join us at Todmorden Library for a free book giveaway. We would love people to attend who donR...

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Scotland

Edinburgh Reads - Alexander McCall Smith

25 April, 2:30pm Edinburgh Central Library

Alexander McCall Smith talks to David Robinson of the Scotsman newspaper about his Edinburgh writ...

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West Midlands

World Book Night event at Bromsgrove Library

29 April, 2:00pm Bromsgrove Library

Bromsgrove-born murder mystery author Rebecca Tope will be talking about her books and writing. T...

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