Aged 12+? We’ll be spreading the book love on Sunday 7th October at the Otley Courthouse as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe from 1:30 – 3.15. Come and join the spread.
What’s on our smorgasbord spread?
There’s a bookswap, games of book battleships with prizes, our top 20, plus time and space to chat all things booky, bloggy, and reviewy. And as always, we’ll probably have a trick or two up our sleeves.
From 28 September – 14 October, if you happen to be wandering around somewhere near the Festival, watch where you sit down: you might find yourself a little surprise….. If the closest you can get is online, we’ll be up to things there too!
So, the menu!
A bookswap – bring a book and swap it
Bring a book, browse and swap it for another one. Our bookswap library includes a real mix – and they’re all in fantastic condition. Each of these books have been registered on Bookcrossing and have their own codes so that you can track where they’ve been. And if you pass them on or swap them with us again, you can follow where they go.
Some of the books also come with our personal recommendations – and a few words on the bookplates will tell you why.
One of the books will not be published until November 2012. We have 3 copies of it so three of you will have it long before your mates can even get it! We’ve read it and we recommend it.
Inspired by Scholastic UK’s game of Book Battleship’s on Twitter, we’re bringing our own real live version to the table. If you fire a hit, you win! Some of the prizes are sweet!
We’ll be sharing twenty books from our list of favourites. You can read our reviews of them or perhaps even grab a copy of them. We pledged to share twenty books this year in celebration of the Booktrust charity's 20 years of bookgifting.
Come and chat with us about books, reviews and blogging.
Online competitions and giveaway
For those who can’t make it on the 7th October, you can still join in online.
There are books to be won.
Spreading the Book Love
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Sunday 7th October, 1.30-3.15 pm
Spreading the Book Love is part of the Ilkley Literature Festival's Wordsfest for people aged 12-18.
Thank you to the following publishers who have supported us:
Random House Children’s Publishers, Hodder Children’s Books, Scholastic UK, Vintage Children’s Classics, Simon and Schuster Children’s and Strange Chemistry.