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Books On Tyne - 23rd - 29th November 2015

From 23rd - 29th November the Lit & Phil is hosting the Books on Tyne Festival in conjunction with Newcastle Libraries. It's an action packed few days, a great celebration of all things to do with books. The festival includes authors, poets, historians and some inspirational events for children.

Some events are FREE and some have a small charge. Take a look at the Festival website www.booksontyne.co.uk for full details of events and how to book.



The Lit & Phil is the largest independent Library outside London. An outstanding collection of over 160,000 books is housed within this beautiful building with its own fascinating history. Everyone is very welcome to come and have a look around, we look forward to seeing you.


What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Nov Friday 27th 13:00
    Books on Tyne - Sarah Moss £3
  • Nov Saturday 28th 10:00
    Books on Tyne - Robin Stevens FREE
  • Nov Saturday 28th 11:30
    Books on Tyne - Anne Fine FREE
  • Nov Saturday 28th 13:00
    Books on Tyne - David Almond FREE
  • Nov Saturday 28th 14:30
    Books on Tyne - Andy Seed FREE
  • Nov Saturday 28th 16:00
    Books on Tyne - Robin Stevens FREE

What's on this month

Why not hire The Lit & Phil?

Seat 20 in the stunning Committee Room or plan an event in the Library (or something inbetween). The Lit & Phil is ideal for your meeting, training or party and is perfectly located next to the station.


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As a member you can borrow most books published after 1850 (but not all at once). You can also access wi-fi in the Library and benefit from priority booking at some events. By joining the Lit & Phil, you are also supporting this wonderful institution, so thank you!

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