Alan Moore Campaigns Against Local Library Closures
That's when Alan Moore will be speaking at a reading event, part of an event to campaign against the planned potential closure of the St James Library in his home town of Northampton.
The library is one of eight that may be closed by the local council as part of spending cuts imposed by a reduction in government funding.
Moore was quoted by local paper the Northampton Chronicle saying;
I am absolutely against the closure of any library – particularly in the St James area which has had enough taken away from it already. I joined the library in Abington when I was five and all the books available gave me a broad reading experience – without Northampton's libraries I would not be the writer I am today. I am very concerned about the kids today which might grow up without this access. I am very against taking literacy away from people. Education must not be a privilege for the well-off.
The reading event will take place three days before the consultation process undertaken by the council closes, and will begin at noon outside the library.