Bestselling author launches book festival

A CHARITY shop in Stevenage is ready to take part in a book festival. The Oxfam shop on Middle Row in the Old Town will stage Bookfest – the charity s first nationwide book festival – from July 4 to 18. Bestselling author Ken Follett wil

A CHARITY shop in Stevenage is ready to take part in a book festival.

The Oxfam shop on Middle Row in the Old Town will stage Bookfest - the charity's first nationwide book festival - from July 4 to 18.

Bestselling author Ken Follett will be signing books from 9.30am until 10am on July 4.

During the festival there will also be a half price sale on valuable and interesting books, three for two offers, silent auctions, and a specialist railway enthusiast sale.


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Diana Northey, book volunteer coordinator for the Stevenage shop, said: "We know from the huge amount of books we sell that people in Stevenage love nothing more than a good read.

"Bookfest gives all our local bookworms the chance to come together and celebrate how great it is to help to change lives for the better through reading."

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