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Books and reading

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  • Love reading? A choice of thousands of books to borrow FREE from libraries across the city.
  • Explore our new Literary map of Leeds 
  • Not sure what to read next? Visit our library catalogue to see what's new and find the most popular titles. Staff are always happy to help you or try Who Else Writes Like for similar authors
    • Share your own thoughts and be inspired by our Leeds Reads blog - you can check out what other people have read and enjoyed, and submit your own reviews.
    • Join in - reader activities and events on offer for both adults and children include visiting authors - There's a whole host of creative and social opportunities. If you like to talk about books why not come along to one of our informal readers' groups, meet like-minded people, and share your thoughts and ideas. Or put pen to paper yourself with the help of one of our writers’ groups. See our related pages section on the left for more information on how to join.