A record number of young people and adults in Manchester have championed reading this year and successfully completed the Reading Ahead challenge.
BookBenches painted with literary designs by Manchester schools and community groups will pop up across Manchester this summer, helping to spark a love of reading across the city.
Commuters across Manchester will be surprised with free books this morning to celebrate World Book Day 2017.
Businesses from across the city have pledged their support for the Read Manchestercampaign at a breakfast event hosted by Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.
Manchester will be home to a trail of iconic BookBenches across the city next summer, in a drive to get the city reading and improve literacy levels.
A brand new campaign to improve literacy levels and get Manchester reading has attracted millionaire backing - twenty millionaires to be precise - all pupils at Plymouth Grove Primary School.