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:
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
- The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
- A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
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:
There will be special reading groups and live World Book Night event streaming in the three libraries which stay open latest – Paddington Library, Kensington 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!