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Ventnor Library Book Group

Wednesday 9 3.30pmNovember


Ventnor Library

High Street
PO38 1LZ

01983 852039

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Ventnor Library Book Group

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Ventnor Library Book Group! The group now meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3.30pm-4.30pm. This month they are going to be reading and discussing is Public Library and other stories by Ali Smith.

"A richly inventive new collection of stories from Ali Smith, author of How to be both, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize and the Costa Novel Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives - our own personal libraries - make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us?

The stories in Ali Smith's new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us; how they shock us, change us, challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser and ageless all at once; how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make."

If you fancy taking part we've got copies of the book here at the library, that can be borrowed, you are very welcome to pop in and pick up a copy during our usual opening hours.