Simply come along with your pre-loved books and swap them for a brand-new adventure, all completely free.

We’re working with the support of local schools and parents to take part in the Spring Community Event at Globe Town Market on Roman Road. The event will bring together local community projects and groups, such as the ‘Plastic-Free Roman Road’ campaign and local community gardening projects, and will provide a range of opportunities and activities on the Bank Holiday Saturday, including planting, music and arts & crafts.

As enthusiastic book lovers, our team will be on hand to help you choose books for and with your children. We’ll also have impromptu readings in the cosy story tent – perfect for having a quiet snuggle and read.

What I liked best about the Book Swap was the community spirit and a love of reading shared.
Discover's London Children's Book Swap participant

Bring an old book and leave with a new adventure. You can donate your books to Rich Mix before the Book Swap, simply drop off your books at Box Office.

Please note: This event is happening offsite at the Globe Town Assembly Spring Community Event on Globe Town Market Square – 147-155 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0RR, from 11am – 2pm.

Story tents are made by local Tower Hamlets children, on loan from the LBTH Schools Library Service.

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