The Library Book is due…

The Library Book, published to celebrate National Libraries Day 2012Media personalities and an all-star line up of writers came together in Westminster’s Pimlico Library last night to launch The Library Book.

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…

Read more about the event on ‘Reading Groups for Everyone‘ and view photos on the Reading Agency’s Facebook page.

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.

National Libraries Day - 4 February 2012National Libraries Day on Saturday 4 February celebrates libraries of all kinds throughout the UK.

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!

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One response to “The Library Book is due…

  1. Pingback: A big up to all the librarians (in fact and fiction) | Books & the City

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