Visit the local library
Unravel the refugee experience and empathize with the displaced through a book from  the Somerset Library, nestled near the Wood.
— Somerset Library, Woodsies; throughout the Festival.

Glastonbury 2023 curated a festival library as part of the brand new ‘Woodsies’ area. This featured a range of books for festival goers to spend some time reading and getting inspired.

Below is the list of books recommended, which includes recommendations from the Refugee Week Co-Chairs, Dima Mekdad (researcher, organiser, and writer) and Enver Solomon (CEO of the Refugee Council). 

  • Refugee Boy, Benjamin Zephaniah
  • The Return, Hisham Matar
  • All About Love, Bell Hooks
  • The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri
  • Familiar Stranger, Stuart Hall
  • What Is The What, Dave Eggers
  • No Friend But The Mountains, Behrouz Bouchani
  • The Road Before Me Weeps, Nick Thorpe
  • Lost In Translation, Eva Hoffman
  • Out of Place, Edward Said
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Judith Kerr
  • The Bay, Julia Rampen (out in August 2023)

There are so many ways you can get involved with Refugee Week. Check out the Simple Acts page to get inspired.