Woking was the library of choice for international best-selling author Peter James on World Book Night.
The crime writer was joined by fellow British novelist Salley Vickers and BBC news presenter Nicholas Owen at the event.
The Surrey County Council library was chosen by the Reading Agency charity to host the annual celebration of books in the South East. Surrey’s branches are visited around four million times a year and digital library services are thriving.
James said: “Nothing can make a writer happier than to be in a beautiful library, surrounded by books and by lovers of books. What a wonderful, heartening experience.”
Owen said: “It is always terrific to meet readers and I applaud Surrey Libraries for organising such a great event – let’s hope for many more.”
Vickers said: “Our library system is fantastic – books create communities, questions, debate.”