Readers put a shift in as Letchworth bookshop hosts 24-hour bedtime story

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth, June 2015 - Credit: Archant

Bookworms bedded down for a 24-hour readathon at the weekend as part of Letchworth Festival’s fortnight of fun.

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth, June 2015 - Credit: Archant

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.

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth

Customers taking part in a 24 hour fundraising bedtime story event at David's Bookshop in Letchworth, June 2015 - Credit: Archant


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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.

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