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Ashley Dyer Blood Orange Silent Patient

Bolton Library presents Harriet Tyce and Alex Michaelides in conversation with Margaret Murphy

Wed 27 Feb 2019 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Join us for an exciting afternoon of crime as we welcome Harriet Tyce and Alex Michaelides who will be in conversation with Margaret Murphy. Harriet and Alex will be discussing their new books ‘Blood Orange’ and ‘The Silent Patient’.

Dreaming of Diamonds

Dreaming of Diamonds at Blackburn Library

Thu 28 Feb 2019 7pm Blackburn Library

The book weighs 15 kilograms and is 3 FEET WIDE when open. It's been valued at £7500 and is about diamonds. And @librariesbwd will be presented with a copy by The House of Laidlaw Marsden at Blackburn Library


Will Sergeant, John J Campbell & Jon Savage

Fri 1 Mar 2019 6.30pm Liverpool Central Library

In a series of conversations led by Professor Colin Fallows, meet and hear some of those who both spearheaded the new spirit, or used it to unleash their own creative freedom

Clare Mackintosh

In conversation with Clare Mackintosh

Fri 1 Mar 2019 7pm - 9pm Manchester Central Library

Join Clare Mackintosh for an intimate evening event to hear her discussing her forthcoming paperback of Let Me Lie. The evening will include the opportunity for you to have your book signed and a photograph with Clare.

Hallie Rubenhold

Bolton Central Library Welcomes Hallie Rubenhold

Tue 5 Mar 2019 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Hallie Rubenhold, acclaimed author, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant for TV and film, is coming to Bolton to talk about her new book The Five, which uncovers the previously untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Lancashire Litfest 40

Lancashire Literature Festival

Fri 8 Mar 2019 to Sun 31 Mar 2019

We are delighted to bring you the release of the full Litfest 2019 programme!

Cath Staincliffe Jane McNulty

Cath Staincliffe and Jane McNulty in Conversation

Fri 8 Mar 2019 2pm - 4pm Walkden Library

Come and celebrate International Women’s’ Day with crime writer Cath Staincliffe and Salford-based author Jane McNulty. They will talk about their favourite books and how they have shaped their writing in fiction, plays, screenwriting and TV

Exact opposite of OK

Laura Steven reads from her book, The Exact Opposite of Okay

Mon 11 Mar 2019 6pm - 8pm Bury Library

We're delighted to welcome Laura to Bury Library to read from her wonderful new book, The Exact Opposite of Okay.

Kate ellis portrait photo

Kate Ellis

Wed 13 Mar 2019 7pm Woolston Neighbourhood Hub

The crime writer of such bestsellers as The High Mortality Of Doves

hand in Hand

Hand in hand with Shakespeare: an evening with the Bard

Tue 19 Mar 2019 7pm Wallasey Central Library

Not a Bard evening. Well, it is. You ode to know what I mean.

Talking Authors

Talking authors: S.E.Lynes, Naomi Kruger and Martine McDonagh

Wed 20 Mar 2019 6pm - 7.30pm Halton Lea Library

Join us for an evening of conversation with three top selling female authors – S.E.Lynes, Naomi Kruger and Martine McDonagh.

Cowling This Paradise

This Paradise by Ruby Cowling

Tue 26 Mar 2019 6.30pm Bolton Library

Launch of story collection

You me Everything

Catherine Isaac reads from her new book, You, Me, Everything

Thu 28 Mar 2019 7pm - 9pm Prestwich Library

We're delighted to welcome Catherine to Prestwich Library to read from her wonderful new book, You, Me, Everything.

Julian Clary

Julian Clary: Born To Mince

Sun 31 Mar 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Are you ready for some filth?

Joanne Harris Chocolat

Bolton Central Library welcomes Joanne Harris

Tue 2 Apr 2019 1pm - 2.30pm Bolton Library

Award-winning author Joanne Harris will be talking about her new book ‘The Strawberry Thief’. This is Joanne’s first ‘Chocolat’ novel for seven years and she returns to the world of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes’ Vianne Rocher and the chocolaterie.

Matt Haig

Matt Haig: Notes on a Nervous Planet

Sun 14 Apr 2019 7.30pm Storyhouse

Join the author for an evening of positive and insightful discussion about the modern world, offering a closer look at the challenges posed by our ever-changing technological landscape and his advice on how best to navigate it.

John Connolly

John Connolly

Sat 27 Apr 2019 7pm Kendal Library

Author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, the Samuel Johnson trilogy, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS and (with @JennieRidyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders.



Tue 30 Apr 2019 6.30pm Time to be confirmed Bolton Library

Niall Campbell launches his second collection of poems

Lindsey Davies

Lindsey Davies

Thu 9 May 2019 7pm Carlisle Library

Lindsey Davis is an English historical novelist, best known as the author of the Falco series of historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. She is a recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger award.

Walt whitman

Walt Whitman 200

Thu 23 May 2019 to Sat 25 May 2019 Bolton Library

​Welcome to the home of the Whitman Bicentennial Celebration. This wonderful weekend is set to take place on Long Island, NY (where Walt Whitman was born) on May 31st-June 2nd, 2019!

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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