Celebrate the first ever World Book Night with Margaret Atwood headlining a fantastic bill of writers, poets and comedians.
Other featured authors include Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time selected as the most popular author as part of the book give-away, acclaimed poet Ruth Padel and hot new talent in the shape of Stuart Evers, Evie Wyld, Joe Dunthorne, Rebecca Hunt.
In a brilliant spoken word section Stephanie Turner, Ray Antrobus, Jasmine Cooray and Simon Mole take control of the mic. Star attractions later into the night include comedian Rosie Wilby and novelist Stella Duffy.
Join in a book-lovers' party, featuring book swaps, mass reading groups, and literary speed dating. This is your chance to take part in the world's largest book give-away, with over a million books being distributed throughout the night.