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Take part in OverDrive's Together We Read for August 2019

Written by · Published Jul 29, 2019

From 1 - 15 August, you can borrow The Binding by Bridget Collins on OverDrive without a wait list and join in a UK-wide discussion.

“Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

“He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

“In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded.

“Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.”

As with physical library books, OverDrive titles’ availability is usually subject to demand from other users. By taking such restrictions off the eBook of The Binding for two weeks, OverDrive have given readers at libraries across the UK the opportunity to borrow this book simultaneously, encouraging them to read and discuss it.

You can borrow The Binding, find out more about the book and join the discussion from the Suffolk Libraries OverDrive catalogue during this period. For help setting up OverDrive, please see our OverDrive instructions page.