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 is coming to 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. Clues of where to find books will be released by your local library over the next two weeks.

Everyone who finds a book or takes part will be encouraged to come into their local library and receive a certificate, and lucky winners who find the books will be 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 hunt is taking place in every borough of Greater Manchester between 16-22nd May, so be sure to follow your local library on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to get 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!”