On World Book Night, this Saturday 5th March 2011, 1 MILLION books will be given away! Anyone could apply to be a Giver, simply stating which of the 25 listedÂ books they would give away and why.
For more information see the website: www.worldbooknight.org
One of the local collection points for the books is Waterstone’s book shop in the Thistle Marches. On SaturdayÂ Waterstone’s are also planning a quizÂ where the winner (randomly drawn)Â will able to choose three of the 25 books listed for World Book Night.
Below are the list of 25Â titles that will make up the one million to be given away.Â You can borrow some of the books from the Library, just click on the links for details:
A Fine Balance
A Life Like Other People’s
All Quiet on the Western Front
Half of a Yellow Sun
Life of Pi
Love in the Time of Cholera
Seamus Heaney – New Selected Poems
The Blind Assassin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
The World’s Wife
If this list of titles has inspired you, have a look at the Library’s collection of books from the Man Booker prize winners and Orange prize winners.
Happy World Book Night and happy reading!