The Library Book is being published in celebration of National Libraries Day, this Saturday, 4 February. The Book’s outstanding contributors are donating all royalties to the Reading Agency’s reading challenge programme.
Author and historian Tom Holland talked about the importance of libraries in learning and discovery.
Comedian, actor and TV personality Hardeep Singh Kohli talked about libraries’ invaluable service to local communities and memorably touched on how they might even provide unexpected opportunities for social interaction, both in the broad sense and the more – erm – personal kind…
Copies of The Library Book (and of course, many thousands of other library books) will be available to borrow from Westminster Libraries in the next few days – reserve your copy now and find out what Anita Anand, Julian Barnes, Bella Bathurst, Alan Bennett, Michael Brooks, James Brown, Ann Cleeves, Stephen Fry, Seth Godin, Susan Hill, Tom Holland, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Lucy Mangan, Val McDermid, China Miéville, Caitlin Moran, Kate Mosse, Julie Myerson, Bali Rai, Lionel Shriver, Karin Slaughter, Zadie Smith and Nicky Wire have to say about libraries.
Find out what your local library in Westminster is doing on the day – and if you’re not a member, it’s a great day to join!