Annual events in libraries

Cityread London

Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book and read it together. 

Taking the chosen novel as a starting point, a month-long programme of book groups, film screenings and other events takes place across all 33 London boroughs in libraries, bookshops, museums and other venues.

The chosen book for is Sofia Kan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.

To find out more about Cityread London visit  or

Cityread London is supported and funded by Amal, a programme of the Saïd Foundation.