World Book Night – Celebrating the Gift of a Good Book

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 listed books they would give away and why.


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One of the local collection points for the books is Waterstone’s book shop in the Thistle Marches. On Saturday Waterstone’s are also planning a quiz where the winner (randomly drawn) will able to choose three of the 25 books listed for World Book Night.


Below are the list of 25 titles that will make up the one million to be given away. 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
Agent Zigzag
All Quiet on the Western Front
Case Histories
Cloud Atlas
Half of a Yellow Sun
Killing Floor
Life of Pi
Love in the Time of Cholera
Northern Lights
One Day
Rachel’s Holiday
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!


Elizabeth Andrews

Subject Librarian