Love books or wish you read more? Phoenix is celebrating World Book Night on Thursday 23rd April by giving away free books to lapsed readers. Come along from 5.30-9.00pm to join in the activities.
We have two fantastic books available from this year’s World Book Night selection. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman is a love story spanning four decades from childhood to adulthood. An accessible and moving novel, it’s a great book to get you back into reading.
Our other book is Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy, edited by Neil Astley. This collection of contemporary poetry covers all aspects of being human – from love, loss and longing to fear, growing-up and mortality – and is the perfect introduction to modern, popular poetry.
There are a limited number of these special World Book Night editions to give away so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
If you missed the launch of Phoenix’s new book, Hidden Stories, the editor Corinne Fowler will be there to discuss this specially-commissioned anthology inspired by the history of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and the mills of the North Derbyshire town of Glossop. What’s more Carol Leeming will be doing a reading from her piece in the anthology from 5.30pm. Buy your own copy on the night for just £4.
Got any old books needing a new home?
We’re also hosting a Community Book Box event. Refresh your bookshelf and swap books with other readers.
Want even more books?
Nestled in a corner of the café bar, Phoenix is launching its new Book Swap. You are invited to enjoy a cosy paperback over your cup of tea or coffee… take a book, leave a book and share your love of reading.