A CORBRIDGE book shop and Hexham author joined forces for a book launch with a difference.

The release of Chloe Daykin's latest adventure story for youngsters, The Boy Who Hit Play , was celebrated in style at Forum Books with a Silent Book Disco on Saturday. (July 21)

James Routledge, assistant manager at the independent bookshop which moved to new premises in the former Corbridge Market Place Methodist Chapel in February, said up to 30 customers at a time were able to make use of wireless headphones to listen to a playlist compiled by Chloe, as they browsed the shop throughout the day.

"Chloe's debut book, Fish Boy, came out a couple of years ago while we were still in our old premises on Watling Street," James explained.

"The quality of the writing just blew us away and it quickly became one of our favourites."

An eclectic mix of tracks with links to the story and the author made up The Boy Who Hit Play playlist - including plenty of Elvis tracks in honour of character Elvis Crampton Lucas.

As part of the day, which included treats, drinks and party games inspired by the book, Chloe was on hand to meet readers and sign copies.