London's BIG READ spotlights some talented London authors whose books and their topics have significant relevance for London's multicultural society today. WE encourage you to read at least one (or all) of the six shortlisted books and vote for the one you think ALL Londoners should read.

The winning book, chosen by Londoners, will be awarded London's BIG READ for 2018.

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

    AIYSHA MALIK

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

    CAROLINE FLACK

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  • CABINET OF WONDERS
  • CABINET OF WONDERS

    VICTOR WYND

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MEET THE AUTHORS

This March, for one month only LIBRARY members club will open its doors to the public for a series of entertaining events and book signings with the authors. RSVP Below.

  • London's Big Read: Press Launch
  • 1st

  • London's Big Read: In Conversation with... Afua Hirsch & David Olusoga
  • 13th

  • London's Big Read: In Conversation with... June Sarpong MBE
  • 18th

  • London's Big Read: In Conversation with... Kevin Lueshing & Mike Dunn
  • 20th

  • London's Big Read: In Conversation with... Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole
  • 22nd

  • London's Big Read: In Conversation with... Paterson Joseph
  • 29th

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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Room to Read

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. The charity currently invests in nearly one million children each year with a the goal to invest in the lives of at least 15 million children by 2020.

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