World Book Day events announced

<p>The line up for the &quot;biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK&quot; has been announced, with events taking place throughout the country. </p><p>World Book Day, which takes place on 5th March, sees the publication of six specially-written &pound;1 flip books to commemorate the event, with two stories in eachbook. Hundreds of schools, bookshops, libraries and clubs are expected to hold events to celebrate the day. </p><p>On the eve of World Book Day, Alexander McCall Smith will launch his new novel <em>Tea Time for the Traditionally Built </em>at a Daunt Books event in Cecil Sharp House, near London&#39;s Regent Park. </p><p>Foyles&#39; newest concession at Westfield is hosting a children&#39;s storyteller in the afternoon of the 5th, and the first 50 customers through the door on the day will receive a free classic novel. All Foyles stores are offering 15% off all paperback fiction on the day. </p><p>Meanwhile in Liverpool, a range of free children&#39;s activities have been organised by Pritchard&#39;s bookshop, which will take place at the Crosby Civic Hall. Coventry&#39;s Waterstone&#39;s is running a special dinosaur theme and Saffron Walden&#39;s Harts Bookshop has arranged for poet Benjamin Zephaniah to read at Saffron Walden County High School. In Scotland, various bookshops have organised readings and events for children and adults. </p><p>More than 13m school children will receive a World Book Day &pound;1 Book Token which can be exchanged for a World Book Day &pound;1 Book, throughout March, from over 3,000 participating bookshops and book retailers across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The &pound;1 Token can also be put towards any book or audio book costing &pound;2.99 or more.</p>