It’s World Book Night!

World Book Night 2012It’s World Book Night and we are very excited!

All the Westminster libraries were pleased to act as pick-up points for book givers – every library had boxes for collection, with Pimlico Library having the highest number of givers. In total we’ve distributed nearly 1.5 thousand books.

If you’re one of the few who have not managed to collect your books yet, it’s not too late!

In case you’re wondering, the most popular titles for book givers who collected from us were:

As well as individual events taking place this evening at Victoria and Westminster Reference Libraries, we’re also taking part in a big ‘TriBorough’ event, across the City of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

A host of book enthusiasts and their supporters will be travelling on a Number 9 bus through the three Boroughs giving out free books. It will make the following stops:

1. Hammersmith Library, 5.00 – 6.00pm
2. Waterstone’s High Street Kensington, 6.15 – 6.30pm
3. Kensington Central Library, 6.30 – 7.30pm
4. Paddington Library, 8.00 – 9.00pm

Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella will be joining members of the Maida Vale Play Reading Group, reading excerpts from titles featured on the World Book Night recommended book list.

There will be special reading groups and live World Book Night event streaming  in the three libraries which stay open latest – Paddington LibraryKensington Central Library (with the Chickenshed Drama Workshop presenting Olivia Twisted) and Hammersmith Library will all be open until 10.00pm.

The bus will continue to the South Bank which is the focus of the national World Book Night flagship event (which you can also watch online).

We hope to see you along the way!

[Elizabeth]

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