Being in the thick of World Book Week at Seven Stories involves copious spreadsheets, complicated rota systems and countless sleepless nights; all to ensure smooth running of the most exciting week in Seven Stories’ calendar!  World Book Day is over for another year and what a year it has been. In the last 7 days we have....
  • Driven 512 miles with 16 facilitators
  • Given away 4540 amazing books (big thanks to our friends at First Class Supply for supporting this)
  • Welcomed 1300 children, 5 authors for 1 Biggest Book Show on Earth
  • Transported 70 cushions and 5 suitcases containing 5 teddy bears
  • Judged (and tasted) 30 cakes at 1 Bake-a-Book Competition
  • Admired hundreds of costumes
  • Drank 300 cups of tea and devoured 20 Blueberry Bakewell Tarts
AND last but not least.
  • Enthused 5822 children from 37 schools with a love of books and reading!

Magic Bookshop Bookseller 'Quillby' visits a school in Middlesbrough with her suitcase of books

(L-R) David Almond, Chris Riddell, Steven Butler, David Roberts and Cathy Cassidy just before they wowed the crowd at The Biggest Book Show on Earth.

We love seeing kids so excited about books!

A suitcase, a bear and a book ready to set off on an adventure.

It's a hard job but someone has to do it. Getting ready to taste the entries for the Bake a Book Competition at Newcastle High School for Girls.

Our facilitators swung into action with books, props and costumes.

H celebrating W with I gift of books provided through Seven Stories.  

The staff at Red Hall Primary School joined in the dressing up fun for World Book Day too!

Phew, time to relax and put our feet up with a good book. Oh wait, planning for next year has already begun! You can find out more about our year long Learning Programmes by heading over to our website at or emailing