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Readers rejoice as Stockton Book Fair returns

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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BOOKLOVERS of all ages are invited to Stockton Book Fair for magical themed activities this weekend.

From 10am to 4pm on Saturday (September 1), a range of traders selling everything from new, used and educational books to comic books and graphic novels will fill a marquee on the High Street.

There will be a reading corner with an Enchanted Forest theme where people can read their new books in the company of others.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “Whether you are an avid reader or somebody who wants to take it up, at Stockton Book Fair we will find the perfect novel for you.

“This specialist market offers an array of free activities and showcases some excellent authors. The fair is part of our year round programme of family friendly events based in and around Stockton High Street.”

DRAKE – The Bookshop on Silver Street will also be hosting book signings with local children's authors Em Lynas (10am) and Gabrielle Kent (11am), as well as local adult fiction author, Will Nett (1pm).

Owner Richard Drake said: "We are thrilled to be able to invite some local authors to do some book signings. We also have an exclusive or two lined up especially for the day.

“We will have lots of new titles on show and a section for younger readers who are keen to begin on chapter books, so hopefully we will be able to find just the right title for them."

For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/bookfair