The Hobbit has become the first book to be placed on the shelves of the Library of Birmingham.
The book, J.R.R. Tolkien’s much-loved 1937 children’s fantasy tale, was placed on the shelf by Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, to mark the imminent handover of the building by Carillion, the Library of Birmingham’s construction partner, to Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore will today lead a group of politicians and businessmen to meet Prime Minister David Cameron.
The City Council say they will be looking for a fair deal for Birmingham which will lose millions of an estimated four hundred million pounds in government grants in 2014.
The future of Birmingham's Wholesale market may have been secured after talk of a million pound investment to give the site a makeover.
It still needs approval from Labour councillors when they take over Birmingham City council, but traders say it's a positive step forward.