Friday, 17 June 2011

This is What This is All About.

To celebrate National Reading Group Day, the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green is organising a nationwide attempt to set a World Record for the Largest Reading Group ever. This is being supported by The Independent Booksellers Week and is aimed to raise the profile of Reading Groups and their importance in our communities.

The attempt will take place on Saturday July 30th and will be made by joining people nationwide using social networking websites Twitter and Facebook, using a website forum and also Skype and video links.

On the day of the record attempt itself, those wanting to take part will be asked to register online with a central administrator based at the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green. People can register as a group or as individuals. The online discussion will take place from 4.00pm until 8.00pm, and a central forum will be set up on which people can share their views.

There is a Facebook page, “Reading Group World Record Attempt”, and also a twitter hashtag, #ReadingGroup, which will be linked to the forum. From 6.00pm until 8.00pm all those taking part will be asked to mark the book out of ten. The scores will be kept by the central administrator and at 9.00pm the average score and the number of people who took part will be announced.

The book that’s been chosen for discussion is Where Would I Be Without You, a romantic thriller by one of France’s bestselling authors Guillaume Musso. The book is widely available in all good bookshops and libraries and the publishers, Gallic Books have kindly agreed to sell it at a special price for this record attempt.

They are also selling the book in packs of 3 and 6 to enable the Reading Groups who are getting involved a chance to get the book at an even better price.

Packs of 6 are just £30. (£5 a copy).

Postage and Packing is FREE.

The more people that get involved, the more exciting it will be and we really hope that you want to be a part of this exciting World Record attempt.

For further information please contact Simon, Tim or Mark at the Big Green Bookshop on 020 8881 6767 or you can email at

You can also visit the website for updates

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