How to Celebrate National Storytelling Week in Newcastle

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There are plenty of ways for book-lovers in Newcastle to celebrate the week.

National Storytelling week is currently taking place now, having started on January 28 and will end on February 5.

If you are still looking for ways to celebrate the week before it finishes in two days, here are some ways you can do so in Newcastle city centre and surrounding areas.

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Visit Newcastle Libraries

Newcastle has various libraries dotted around the city, including a huge six-floor building in the city centre. Other libraries are located in Blakelaw, Cruddas Park, Denton Burn, East End, Fenham, Newburn, West End and Newbiggin Hall. To find out more and view the opening times, please visit here.

Take your children to Seven Stories

Seven Stories, located on Lime Street in Newcastle is the National Centre for Children’s Books. The organisation holds various workshops and events, learning experiences and exhibitions for children and their families to experience.

Discover The Lit and Phil

The Lit and Phil is an independent library that can be found near Central Station. Due to its minimal signage, Lit and Phil is classed as a hidden gem by the people of Newcastle. The library which was first established in 1793 and opened in 1825, hosts various events supporting important moments in history.

Grab a cuppa in Waterstones Cafe

Waterstones is a huge British bookshop, with locations in Newcastle and the Metrocentre. Waterstones also has a cafe, where customers can take the books they have bought and read them with a cup of coffee or tea and a bite to eat. Waterstones always have the newest releases and popular reads available to buy - as well as stationery items, games and more.

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National Storytelling Week takes place between January 28 and February 5.National Storytelling Week takes place between January 28 and February 5.
National Storytelling Week takes place between January 28 and February 5. | jollier_ - stock.adobe.com

Support a charity bookshop

Another way to celebrate National Storytelling Week is to support a charity bookshop. Books for Amnesty is located on Westgate Road and has a vast collection of books to sell with proceeds from sales going towards various charities and causes. There are plenty of usual charity shops located in Newcastle that have book sections too.

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