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Free book giveaway on World Book Night

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Published: 20/04/2015

World Book Night on Thursday 23 April will see enthusiastic readers across South Gloucestershire hand out free books in their communities.

There are 49 individual book givers taking part across South Gloucestershire this year, all keen to share their favourite books from the specially selected official World Book Night list. The full list of this year’s titles are available online at

This annual celebration of reading and books sees tens of thousands of volunteers across the country give away specially chosen and printed World Book Night books to people in their local areas who don’t regularly read. Each volunteer will hand out 20 copies of their favourite book. 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 it starts them on their reading journey.

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents of all ages to get reading this year as part of our Time 4 Reading campaign, which will provide a range of exciting activities, programmes and partnerships throughout the year designed to improve literacy.

As part of the campaign, libraries in South Gloucestershire are supporting World Book Night by holding the following special events:

Quiz night
Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm
Winterbourne Library
Popular annual quiz for teams of up to six people with questions on a range of topics. For further information email or telephone 01454 868006.

Emersons Green Library are holding quizzes for young people at three local youth clubs – Christ Church, Badminton Road and Resound. For more information email or telephone 01454 868006.

Chat about books
Thursday 23 April, 4pm to 6pm
Cadbury Heath Library
If you love reading and want to talk to others about your favourite books, discover the World Book Night authors, or would just like to get started reading, this is the event for you.

World Book Night free book giveaway
On Thursday 23 April, staff from Filton Library will be giving away books at mystery locations around Filton from 10am to 11am, 12pm to 1pm, and 3pm to 4pm.

During the afternoon of Thursday 23 April, Bradley Stoke Library staff will be in the Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre foyer giving out books.

During the morning of Friday 24 April, staff from Thornbury Library will be handing out free copies of World Book Night titles at a mystery Thornbury location.

Seek them out and get your free book whilst stocks last.

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