World Book Night is a celebration of reading during which thousands of passionate volunteers across the UK give out specially printed books in their communities to share their love of reading. We’re celebrating again this year with the events below, plus look out for book giving volunteers at locations across the city including Starbucks, Cafe De Vie and The Theatre Royal.
Denton Burn Library – 10:30am – 12noon
The free books being given out at Denton Burn Library are ‘The Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry and ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ by Tracy Chevalier. All are welcome for a coffee morning between 10.30am – 12noon with local author Graham Pears.
Moorside Library – 11am – 12noon
All are welcome for coffee and conversation. Copies of ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal’ by Jeanette Winterson will be given.
City Library – 5pm – 8pm
Silver Belles will be singing in the Atrium of City Library from 5pm to kick start the night of free book giving. Then become a sleuth for the night in our special Murder Mystery event, written by author Ann Cleeves. Listen to witness statements and forensic reports to guess whodunit! After the confession is read, a prize will be awarded to the audience member closest to solving the murder. Copies of Ann’s books will be available to buy on the night. Book online for the Murder Mystery.
Please note that supplies of books are limited. You can also follow @WorldBookNight on Twitter or keep up to date using the #worldbooknight hashtag.