World Book Day weekend

Close up of Blickling's book collection

This spring there's all the more reason to be excited for World Book Day weekend, as later in the year we will be exploring the intriguing story of our eighteenth century Long Gallery library.

Join in the fun

From Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 March 2018 we welcome our visitors to come dressed as their favourite literary characters and spend their £1 book tokens on a range of titles that we have to offer. Exciting authors for this year include Clare Balding, Julian Clary, Nadiya Hussain and Tom Fletcher.

£1 titles for World Book Day 2018
2018's £1 World Book Day titles
£1 titles for World Book Day 2018

Author Nadiya Hussain (winner of the Great British Bake Off), has also created a World Book Day gingerbread butterfly biscuit especially for National Trust cafés. Blickling will be serving these delicious biscuits over the weekend, so there's all the more reason to get comfortable with a good book and a hot drink. You can also collect a Nadiya recipe card from the restaurant to take home with you. 

Second-hand bookshop

Find yourself a hidden treasure in our extensive second-hand bookshop and lose yourself in a good read. Open every day of the week, our bookshop is located in the Farmyard and is the largest of its kind in National Trust. 

All funds raised go towards vital conservation projects across the estate. Last year, with your help, we raised over £100,000 from book sales and this allowed us to restore the 1930s walled garden into a functioning kitchen garden, providing fresh produce for our cafés. Take a look on your next visit and see what's growing, your support really does make a difference.