Reading Hack is teaming up with BBC #Love to Read to celebrate books and reading in the two weeks leading up to the BBC #Love to Read weekend in early November –

Manchester is hosting the national flagship event – offering an opportunity for young people to get involved in hacking reading activities, and to find our more about the volunteering opportunities available for 13 – 24 year olds in Libraries.

Win tickets to meet vlogger and YouTuber Joe Sugg. Just come and take part in one of our activities and give us your feedback. You’ll be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to meet Joe at a book signing event in Manchester. The winner must be free on 27 October. Full details of the venue and time of day will be issued later.

Meet international best-selling author, Samantha Shannon (3.45-4.45pm). Free, but please book your place here

Samantha will be discussing the hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy. Be part of the audience and get involved in a Q&A session, or simply sit back and enjoy listening to Samantha sharing her writing tips and book publishing experience with you.

‘Fabulous, epic fantasy thriller…Lavish, ebullient, escapist…’ The Times

Get involved in digital workshops. Free, but please book your place (title linked):

SceneHack (2pm-3.30pm)

Get involved and recreate your favourite scene from a book using stop-motion animation.

Hack in Six (5pm-6.30pm)

Think of six words that describe the plot of your favourite book. During the workshop you’ll digitally combine these words with the cover of your book, using graphic design techniques.

Get hands-on with our 3D Doodle pens to create 3D shapes and sculptures, and find out about the opportunities open to you as a Manchester Libraries Reading Hack volunteer.