World Book Night events

David Mark EMN-141104-150937001
David Mark EMN-141104-150937001

Hundreds of thousands of books will be given away next week as part of the annual 
celebration of reading and books.

World Book Night takes place on Wednesday, April 23 and this year’s events in Market Rasen and Caistor feature a teddy sleepover, visiting author and, of course, free books.

Market Rasen Library is hosting ‘A Night at the Library’ from 7pm to 8.15pm.

Children are invited to go along to join in the activities and take their teddy or other soft toy along with them.

And at the end of the session, the toys will be left to spend the night at the library - and who knows what they will get up to!

Younger children can take their toys along to the library during the afternoon to be left for the overnight party.

Meanwhile, Caistor Arts and Heritage will welcome internationally best-selling novelist David Mark.

David spent many years as a crime reporter before his debut thriller, Dark Winter, became a runaway hit.

It has since been translated into several languages and is being developed for TV.

David will be discussing his experiences as a journalist, as well as his often surreal new life as a full-time author.

And David’s third novel, Sorrow Bound, has just been released to great acclaim.

David will be at the Caistor Centre from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, when visitors will also be able to claim a free book.

There will also be free books to pick up at Rasen Crafts in Market Rasen’s Union Street.

Elenid Matthews has 10 copies of ‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronvitch to give away, on a first come first served basis on the morning of Wednesday, April 23.

The book centres around the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police, who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited into the small branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read. It is run by The Reading Agency, a charity whose mission it is to give everyone an equal chance to become a reader.