Friday, 17 February 2012

Big Book Swap (1 Mar) and Big Book Sale (4 Mar)

Big Book Swap (1 Mar) and Big Book Sale (4 Mar):
To celebrate World Book Day in New Cross Library on 1 March, there will be a Big Book Swap in the library from 6pm-8pm. It’s free, open to all ages, there will be refreshments and other activities, and all are welcome, – please bring a book to swap!

This will be followed by a Big Book Sale on Sunday 4 March (2-5pm) with second hand books selling for bargain prices – with most paperbacks priced 5 for £1 and hardbacks or large paperbacks £1 or £2 each.

This is the first year New Cross Library has seen in World Book Day as a Community-run library.

Chair Gillian Hart said: “New Cross is a very creative area and it’s full of book lovers – from Goldsmiths’ University students, to school children, to celebrated writers. We thought it would be a lovely idea to celebrate World Book Day by doing a Big Book Swap.” “I love sharing books I feel passionate about. And getting a personal introduction to a book is really special. You might even discover a writer who changes your life.” People from all over London are invited to come along with at least one book they would like to swap with others. “Our visitors will also be invited to take part in our first Book group and to form a writing group”. Writing events have proved very popular in the Community-run library, with local children taking part in a weekly poetry writing group on Thursdays.

And on the Sunday following World Book Day, book lovers from all over London are expected to descend on New Cross Library for the Big Book Sale in aid of keeping the library open. Could there be a better way for bibliophiles to celebrate reading? “We believe you won’t get cheaper books in London: but they are often like new – and we have many recently published books as well as cult classics. We’ve got some great Ian Rankin novels, for example, and a superb collection of children’s books. And there will be tea, coffee and cake to buy too, so you can make an afternoon of it,” says Hart. “They are cheaper than our usual second hand books – we have a second hand bookshop which is open when the library is open, so you can grab yourself a bargain”

Posted from New Cross People's Library

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