On World Book Day – 7th March – Londoners are being called to action to vote for London’s BIG READ of 2019 at http://www.londonsbigread.com. Organised by Heiron Mind Limited and LIBRARY members club, and now in its second year, fourteen books have been selected across fiction and non-fiction under a theme of female empowerment.
Londoners will be able to vote for their favourite book online at http://www.londonsbigread.com from World Book Day through to 30th June. The winner, to be crowned ‘London’s BIG READ 2019,’ will be announced at a gala fundraising dinner and celebration in September 2019.
The aim of London’s BIG READ is to bring the Capital together through reading books that expand our understanding of our community and express the diversity of this great city.
A range of titles including poetry, middle grade and YA, have been selected to be part of London’s BIG READ 2019 (for a full list of finalists please see the Notes to Editors).
The organisers behind London’s BIG READ have teamed up with Transport For London (TFL), the Booksellers Association to work with bricks and mortar bookshops across London and in the surrounding regions, the London Book Fair (12-14 March 2019), and some of the leading London universities, to raise awareness about the Finalists and the wider London’s BIG READ campaign.
London’s BIG READ 2019 is partnered with the Children’s Literary Charity and Ndoro Children’s Charities to raise money through myriad fundraising activities, culminating in a gala ceremony and charity auction in September 2019, at which the winner will be officially announced. The shortlisted books are all available to buy from LIBRARY members club, with £1 from each sale going to the Children’s Literacy Charity and a further £1 going to the Ndoro Children’s Charity.
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The finalists are available to interview subject to arrangement, copies of the 14 shortlisted books can be requested, and more information can be provided upon request.