Celebrate 2012 World Book Night at Bristol's Central Library

Book lovers and keen readers across the city are invited to join in national celebrations marking 2012 World Book Night on Monday, April 23 at a special event at Bristol’s Central Library.

Evening visitors to the Central Library can borrow a copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s modern classic, The Remains of the Day and then at 6.15pm take part in a free and informal discussion about the themes explored in the book. The library café will be open serving a selection of light refreshments.

At 7.30pm, there will be a screening of The Remains of the Day, the

1993 Merchant Ivory film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Tickets to see the film cost just £2 and are on sale at all Bristol libraries.

Kate Murray, head of Bristol’s library service, says: “Bristol Central Library is proud to be hosting this evening event as part of World Book Night. The Remains of the Day won the Booker Prize in 1989 and is one of 25 titles specially chosen for World Book Night 2012.

“As a library service, we support over 100 book groups in the city and know that many library users will welcome the chance to take part in a nationwide celebration of reading and books.”

Now in its second year, World Book Night is an industry-wide initiative, which will see one million free books given away to members of the public across the UK and Ireland. Each year, 25 titles are specially chosen and printed in their thousands in special World Book Night editions.

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