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Go 'Book to the Future' with Gloucestershire Libraries


This year's reading passport challenge will feature a selection of the most iconic authors from the past 100 years.

From 1st October the reading passport 'Book to the Future' booklet will offer a selection of the most iconic reads from a century of publishing.

There will be titles dating from 1920 all the way up to the modern day. Some of the best loved and most intriguing authors will feature in the selection, as the challenge recognises those whose work has helped to define a century of literature.

As well as some of the best known names in bookdom, the passport will feature a selection of top new writers to look out for in the decade to come.

The reading passport is a partnership project funded by the South West Regional Library Services, which represents public and specialist libraries around the area, and Literature Works, the literature development agency.

Now into its fifth year the reading passport is a passport-sized booklet featuring suggested reading lists.

Readers that complete and return their full passport with a stamp from every decade will be entered into a draw to win a suitcase full of books to keep them busy on their travels for the next 100 years.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member responsible for Libraries, said: "The reading passport is a great way to explore the books you can find in our local libraries.

"This year's challenge is designed to encourage people of all ages to pick up a book and try reading something new.

"It can take you on a journey of discovery, ranging from classic titles to brand new authors."

Readers will be able to leave their own book reviews on the reading passport website

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