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Are Books the Best Drug in the World? Confessions of a library dealer

Thursday 21st March 7:30pm

Venue: The Auditorium, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster , LA1 1TH

Tickets: £10 Full/ £8 Concession/ £6 Student (With Valid ID)

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Online: VIC Ticketbox

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By phone: 01524 582394/ 01524 582808

He looked at the children and, in front of their teachers, tried to get them addicted. He felt no remorse. After all, he had to pay for the Nissan Micra somehow…

Self-described as “probably the biggest library nerd in Britain”, multiple award-winning       librarian Ian Anstice talks about the joy and impact of reading, using anecdotes from his career and examples from around the world before opening up the subject to the audience for views. Is reading the only addiction that is good for you apart from the joy of stamping library books? You decide

Ian Anstice does many things: in charge of the reading development partnership Time To Read for 22 northwest library services, a book-buyer and manager for the national award-winning Cheshire West and Chester Libraries and the person responsible for Public Libraries News which is the main source of news on the sector. He is regularly consulted by the media, the public, professionals and politicians on public libraries. In-between times, he’s also the father to two daughters in High School who keep him busy, walker to one dog and husband to a leading expert in religious education. Ian has won several awards for his work, including an honorary fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. He was also awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honour List.