Big City Read 2017

We are pleased to announce that our Big City Read book for 2017 will be Helen Cadbury’s To Catch a Rabbit. Helen lives in York and is very involved in the cultural and literary life of the city and we are absolutely delighted that she has accepted our invitation to be our Big City Read author.

We are working hard on a fantastic programme of events and can already share some key dates with you.

  • The Big City Read 2017 brochure and event booking will be available from 1 August.
  • There will be a drop in day at York Explore on Saturday 5 August where you can pick up a brochure, book events and chat with some of the people responsible for creating the programme.
  • We will be launching the Big City Read on Thursday 14 September and distributing 5000 free copies of To Catch a Rabbit from 15 September.


Our programme of events across the city will run from 14 September to 10 November and we are already booking some fantastic authors and activities to involve, entertain and inform you. Watch this space for more details soon.