I was recently asked to take part in ‘Library Lounge’, a new series of relaxed ‘in conversation’ events hosted at the wonderful Manchester Central Library. The evening was conducted by Mr Brendan O’Shea, one of the directors of The Manchester Central Library Development trust, and a good mate of mine. It was a most enjoyable evening, and we covered everything from Sooty to Spotify. I was also delighted to be asked to take part in Manchester Central Library Lovers’ Back a Book initiative. You can read about the scheme here. I picked 1985 by legendary Mancunian curmudgeon Anthony Burgess, as it was a book that was recommended to me as a 14 year old by a librarian at my local library who’d noticed I’d already borrowed 1984 and A Clockwork Orange and thought I would appreciate it. Professional librarians who take an interest in the library’s users, What a brilliant thing.
The conversation was recorded for posterity by the good folks at Route and you can see it below. I’d urge everyone to get themselves along to Central Library, Manchester is remarkably lucky to have it.