London's Big Read spotlights talented London authors whose books have significant relevance for London's multicultural society today. We will showcase a shortlist of books each year under a theme that express the diversity of this great city. We hope that through the London’s Big Read, Londoners will be inspired to discover a world of books and each other. This initiative is supported by LIBRARY and supports the Children's Literacy Charity and the Ndoro Children’s Charities.

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  • CABINET OF WONDERS
  • CABINET OF WONDERS

    VICTOR WYND

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  • THE STORM IN A C CUP
  • THE STORM IN A C CUP

    CAROLINE FLACK

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  • SOPHIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED
  • SOPHIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED

    AIYSHA MALIK

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  • SELF MADE
  • SELF MADE

    Bianca Miller-Cole & Byron Cole

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MEET THE AUTHORS

The LIBRARY members club will open its doors to the public for a series of entertaining events and book signings with the authors. More details to follow for the 2019 edition.

Our Charity Partners

London's BIG READ is proud to support two charities this year. Room to Read – a children's literacy charity for children in Asia and Africa and Ndoro Children's Charities - a children's charity for African Children with a particular focus on education in Zimbabwe.

Buy your books here on London's BIG READ or from LIBRARY in Covent Garden and we'll donate £2 for each book sold to these charities.

Ndoro Children's Charities

Ndoro Children's Charities is on a mission to help every child fulfil their potential. The Charity seeks to Provide opportunities to as many children as possible in underprivileged parts of the world with a focus on the development of education, good health and stability.

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The Children's Literacy Charity

The Children’s Literacy Charity brings over 25 years experience in providing high-quality, one-to-one literacy interventions for children and young people who need help with their literacy through their Literacy Labs. The charity provides all aspects of reading, writing, listening and speaking support.

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