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Apr 17 2013

Pinner library to celebrate World Book Night – April 23, 2013

library_book_shelfBookworms are invited to come and celebrate World Book Night (April 23rd) at a late night library event with two great authors. World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, which sees thousands of passionate volunteers nationwide give out specially chosen World Book Night books in their communities to share their love of reading.

Each year volunteers hand out 20 copies of the books to members of their communities who don’t regularly read. By enlisting thousands of passionate book lovers around the country, World Book Night reaches out to the millions of people in the UK who have yet to fall in love with reading in the hope that they can start their reading journey. Harrow has a record number of volunteers this year, with 49 residents signing up to hand out free books.

This year, Pinner Library will be hosting a special late night event on April 23rd from 7-11pm with quizzes and readings from two acclaimed authors, Leigh Russell and Andrew Martin. Everybody who attends will receive a free book.

Leigh Russell writes the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series of psychological crime thrillers. Andrew Martin’s first novel, Bilton, was a satire on lifestyle journalism set in the near future. His second, The Bobby Dazzlers, was a crime novel set in contemporary York. His history of the London Underground, ‘Underground, Overground: A Passenger’s History of the Tube’, was first published by Profile Books in May 2012, and came out in paperback in February this year.

Councillor David Perry, Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Cultural Services, said: “World book night always promises to be a fantastic event and I’m so pleased to hear that we have record numbers of volunteers this year. I know that residents love their libraries and the event is a great opportunity to get to know what’s on offer in your local branch.”

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