World Book Day in Lancaster!

AsherLancaster Student Life

Thursday the 2nd of March is World Book Day and even if books are not your cup of tea, Lancaster has lots of things happening to get you excited for World Book Day.

Why not select a book of the month for you and your house to read? or set yourself challenges to see who can read it the quickest. Within your off-campus student accommodation, you could start a book club, reading alongside your friends/housemates may encourage you to read more, or delve into different genres you wouldn’t usually go for.

Lancaster Litfest

An extremely popular event amongst both locals and Lancaster university students, Lancaster is hosting its very own ‘Litfest’ from the 8th-26th of March. The festival will be run by volunteers and includes a range of exciting events and projects taking place throughout Lancaster City Centre. It is a completely free festival so if you’re living on a student budget, this is a perfect excuse to get out of your student home and expand your literary knowledge! All tickets can be reserved through the Litfest website. If you would prefer a day at home, you can reserve a free online ticket and take part in the festival from the comfort of your student accommodation. You can stream it live or watch it on catch-up for up to 30 days afterwards.

Litfest is a great experience for all, whether literature and reading are your hobbies, a requirement of your uni course, or you are just wanting to expand your horizons. This year, Lancaster Litfest is also planning a big read throughout the North West, a free poetry workshop (limited access), a series of huge book events/talks, and a photography competition. All photographers in the North West may enter free of charge, and 30 photographs will be selected to be shown in The Gallery at The Storey in Lancaster City Centre. To enter, email your photographs to ‘’.

If you wish to visit The Gallery to see the photographs displayed, it is located near the train station. For those living in off-campus accommodation in Lancaster city centre, this should only be a short journey from your student home. For more information visit the Litfest website here.

Lancaster Bookshops and Libraries

Even though Lancaster is a small city, we are really lucky to have access to so many books. Whether from the Lancaster city library in the town centre, or the library up on campus for Lancaster university students. Whether you live in student halls or in off-campus student accommodation in the city centre, you’re sure to be close to a library for your book fix. Just don’t forget your library card!

Lancaster also has a great selection of books shops with varying prices, such as Waterstones, The Works, Atticus Books and many more.