Book Lovers Day

It’s Book Lovers Days on 9th August and the Council is encouraging residents to visit their local libraries to celebrate our love for the written word.

Our libraries across the borough are filled with story times, coffee mornings, computers and, of course, books! Including many exciting novels, newly discovered authors and old favourites.

Joining a Stockport library is easy and free, do it online or pop in to your local library - find the nearest one to you.

Once you have a library card, you can use it in any of the public libraries in Stockport and in most libraries across Greater Manchester. You can also download e-books and e-audio books to your tablet or mobile device.

Need some ideas on what to read next? Here are the top 5 borrowed books in our libraries:

  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  • The Midnight Line by Lee Child
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories by Lee Child
  • Munich by Robert Harris

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Our libraries have something for everyone, including being a place for bookworms and enthusiasts to get together and share their experiences and love of reading. No matter how you’re celebrating, we hope you take some time on Book Lovers Day to appreciate what books mean and what they give you.”

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