Look For A Book with Lenny Henry across Greater Manchester

  • DATE

    16-22 May 2022

  • TIME

    8:00 am to 12:00 am

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

    Young people






    Manchester City of Literature

A huge book treasure hunt for every borough of Greater Manchester!

We’re thrilled to have Lenny Henry and his new book for young people ‘The Boy With Wings’ as our Look For A Book prize for the Festival of Libraries 2022. Local libraries released clues throughout May 2022 about where to find books hidden in their boroughs, and 500 books were found!

Everyone who found a book or took part is encouraged to come into their local library and receive a certificate, and get entered into a prize draw with the chance of being invited to the special showcase author event with Lenny Henry himself in Manchester City centre.

The book hunt took place in every borough of Greater Manchester between 16-22nd May, follow your local library on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to see the clues and get adventurous!

Sir Lenny Henry, author of The Boy With Wings, said: “Copies of my book, The Boy With Wings, have been hidden across the whole of Greater Manchester as part of the Manchester Festival of Libraries – how exciting!

“The story’s an adventure about an ordinary kid who becomes an extraordinary hero, and you can be a hero too! Your mission is to find the clues at your local library, then keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, and you could find your very own book to keep and enjoy, but if not you’ll have lots of adventures along the way.

“Not only that, some lucky winners will be coming to see me at a special event, fingers crossed it could be you! I can’t wait to come to Manchester – you’ve got some pretty amazing libraries!”

If you missed out on the book hunt itself this time, you can still be in with a chance to meet Lenny Henry during the Festival of Libraries in June. Just answer the following question and email your answers and name, age, and contact details to mcrcityoflit@gmail.com.

Are you ready? Here’s the question…

What is the name of the main character in Lenny’s new book, The Boy With Wings?

a) Tundue
b) Lenny
c) Max

Let us know and we hope to see you during the festival!


Please note that Look For A Book is proudly sponsored by Weightmans Law Firm.