Celebrate World Book Night with Your Nearest D&G Library

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books. It sees passionate volunteers gift specially printed books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. 

The Library Service is celebrating World Book Night at 5 free events across the region with guest writers, poets and storytellers.

Councillor Tom McAughtrie commented “World Book Night is fantastic opportunity for everyone to enjoy reading by trying a new author, rediscovering the pleasure of books or to be inspired to read something new by meeting some of our local authors and poets”.

  • The Society of Authors with be hosting writers Sara Bain, Miller Caldwell and Michael Malone joined by poets Hugh McMillan, Rab Wilson and Stuart Paterson at Lochthorn Library, Heathhall, Dumfries on Sat 23rd April 11.00am – 4.00pm There will be conversation, readings and a free light lunch!! Book your free place by telephone on 01387 265780
  • Who Dunnit?? Murder mystery at Annan Library on Sat 23 April. 12.00-1.00pm. Join Vivien Jones for a World Book Night mystery fiction giveaway, Ann Cleeves and Sarah Hilary titles, and there’s a mystery to solve. Free event, all welcome, refreshment’s served.
  • Lockerbie Writers Group launch ‘Lockerbie Writers Anthology: stories and poems from Annandale and Eskdale at Lockerbie Library on Wed 20th April 6-7pm and at Ewart Library Dumfries on Wed 27th April 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  Free event, all welcome, refreshments served and World Book Night Book Title Giveaway.
  • World Book Night in Kirkpatrick Durham Village Hall, Sat 23 April, Join Miller Caldwell as he introduces his own works and discusses the joys and pitfalls of being a published author and his latest work. Free event, all welcome.  World Book Night Book Title Giveaway.



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