National Book Lover’s Day

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 come one, come all, come lovers of books! Let’s celebrate one of our favourite days of the year – National Book Lover’s Day! It falls on the ninth of every August and is filled with adventurous novels, newly discovered authors, and old favourites. So feel free to participate and spread the word and the love!

The occasion for expressing a love of reading and of books themselves. Whether it be their practical significance in history, or the stories and ideas that they bring to our lives, this is something worth celebrating.

Click above: Discover how books have shaped history!

But it is also a day to share publicly your favourite reads to promote to others, a sociable community event, bringing people together through their love of reading. A great time to consider joining a book groups. Get involved with a group at your local library or find one in your area that suits your tastes or offers something completely new and different! Better still, if you’ve got a great idea for a book group and would like to reach out to others, read our guide on setting up your group.  

You can also find communal enjoyment of books through our library events, such at our weekly Storytimes and author talks in library and Discovery Centre branches.

Above: Library Storytime, Claire Fuller author talk and Veronica Cossanteli with her reptile friends!

However in order to appreciate Book Lovers Day, one needs only to find a story and read it. Maybe you wish to dive into the unknown with a good mystery, or see magic in a high fantasy setting, or be enthralled in a steamy romance. The individual genre of your reading is not the big piece of this, just that you do read is. Maybe a visit to your local library is in order? Our staff will gladly help you find a title to read, giving a brief explanation on what it is about if they have read it, or giving it a little flip and reading about it quickly in the synopsis.

Click, borrow and share a classic!

But no matter your preference, if you read it at home with a cup of tea, share a book meeting with friends or go to the library and make use of the wonderful pieces on those shelves, just enjoy your reading, revel in the book and find a way to read during Book Lovers Day!

2 thoughts on “National Book Lover’s Day”

  1. My favourite books are
    adult fiction ~ “The Relic” by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
    childrens Fiction book ~ “A necklace of raindrops & other stories” by Joan Aiken (illustrated by Jan Pienkowski)
    favourite non-fiction book ~ ‘Ring of Bright Water” by Gavin Maxwell

    (warning don’t watch the film read the book only!)


    1. Hi Denny, thanks so much for your contributions! Really good to see recommendations across a range of genres, shows that the appeal of reading knows no bounds 🙂 Jeremy, Hampshire Library Service


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