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MANIL 2018

Make a noise in libraries – 4th – 17th June 2018


Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) is an annual campaign designed to bring public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together to... More >

The World

Checkout new books in our Press Play update


Our "Press Play" Young Calibre books update has just been published. Find it here. Classics like Peppermint Pig 617421 and Keeping Henry 617412... More >

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Familiar Faces Mixing with the Newcomers on Popular Crime Award Longlist


The longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced with a very strong list of contenders. Four previous winners... More >

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018


This year the Mental Health Foundation is focussing on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May). According to research, as many as... More >

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline Book gets the Spielberg Treatment


Dystopian Science Fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline will be hitting cinema screens on March 29th. The film rights were picked up by... More >

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking – World-renowned Physicist Dies Aged 76


Tributes have been pouring in from around the world following the death, earlier today, of Stephen Hawking - widely regarded as one of the most... More >

World Glaucoma Week 2018

World Glaucoma Week – 11th-17th March 2018


This week is World Glaucoma Week which encourages people to get regular eye and optic nerve checks to detect glaucoma earlier so that it can be... More >


International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Print


International Women's Day is celebrated each year on 8th March in recognition of the achievements of women worldwide. The day has been in existence... More >

World Book Day

Celebrate Books and Reading on World Book Day


Thursday 1st March is World Book Day which is a celebration of books and reading that is acknowledged in over one hundred countries. The main aim... More >

Career of Evil

Cormoran Strike Returns to Our TV Screens.


Cormoran Strike is back on our TV screens this week with another two part drama based on "Career of Evil", the next book in the series featuring... More >