THE Malvern Book Cooperative in St Ann's Road is presenting a novel approach to speed dating on Thursday, February 13 when people can bring along their favourite book and attempt to persuade someone else to buy it from 7.30pm.

Those taking part will have two minutes with each participant during which time they can read extracts or give a summary.

Entry is £5, with fizzy wine and light refreshments available.

For more information and to book a place, call 01684 564788 or e-mail