All of the people in these retro Hartlepool scenes did and what better time to re-live the memories than now as National Read A Book Day approaches.
The big day arrives on September 6 and it encourages people to turn their heads to a good page turner.
We hope these scenes will help you to enjoy Hartlepool book scenes from years gone by.
To re-live a great chapter from the past, take a look and see if you can spot someone you know.
1. A good read in 2005
Lots of young faces in this read and rhyme session at the Central Library 16 years ago.
2. Wonderful times in West View
These lucky bookworms were presented with prizes at a reading presentation at West View Library in 2005. Who do you recognise?
3. Reading for success
Who remembers the Read For Success project and were you pictured during it in 2005?
4. Golden times in 2005
Who do you recognise at this reading event which was held at Golden Flatts School 16 years ago?