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London Children’s Bookswap

Shoreditch Trust was a facilitator of the London Children’s Bookswap until 2017.

This initiative celebrates reading and encourages children to discover new stories by exchanging thousands of books and ideas as well as recommending their favourite authors and illustrators.

Bookswap events promote reading as a family, and learning and discovering new things together. Families can drop-in to their local Bookswap venue with books they have enjoyed and are ready to part with, and leave with new stories to experience for free.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities including storytelling, a bookstall, a play dough/craft table, badge-making and library registration from the local library, and healthy snacks.

The London Children's Bookswap is organised by Discover, and events take place in over 40 venues across London.