Readers put a shift in as Letchworth bookshop hosts 24-hour bedtime story
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Bookworms bedded down for a 24-hour readathon at the weekend as part of Letchworth Festival’s fortnight of fun.
David’s Bookshop enlisted a troupe of bright-eyed fiction fiends to fill 15-minute reading slots in their shop bed from 8am on Saturday until the same time the following morning.
David’s Bookshop boss Paul Wallace said: “The event was brilliant – the theme was books that keep you awake at night.
“There were plenty of youngsters taking part and a range of books – including Winnie the Pooh.
“We had the Guy family kick us off, who were also taking part in the event when we ran it 13 years ago.
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“We haven’t done it for around seven years so I think people were really pleased that we brought it back.
“I suppose you could say we brought the books out from under the covers...”
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The shop also raised around £100 for Book Trust in the process.