Did you know that World Book Night has been running since 2011? If this year’s title doesn’t take your fancy, why not check out a book from last year’s celebration or beyond? The staff at World Book Night work alongside publishers to select titles that appeal to people who don’t usually read. Each list is comprised… Continue reading World Book Night 2011-2018
This year’s World Book Night is on Monday 23rd April, and we have 160 copies of One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus to give away! Information Store staff will be outside the main reception with a table full of books from 12:00 until 14:00 (or until all the books are gone!) We will… Continue reading World Book Night 2018
Maker’s Month is a celebration of Britain’s talented crafters. Free courses are available in stonemasonry, stained glass, embroidery, weaving, knitting, clay modelling, upcycling, paper crafts, drawing, dyeing, quilting, crochet, watercolour painting, screen printing, bookbinding, sugarcraft, calligraphy, lino cutting, pottery, needle felting, and alpaca spinning! If you don’t feel like taking part, you can still enjoy… Continue reading Maker’s Month 2018
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Between the Lines blogger Victoria read The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr: one of a handful of books with a female protagonist who has an Autistic Spectrum Condition. Autistic Spectrum Conditions are under-diagnosed in women- in fact, Dr Hans Asperger originally believed that there were no women on… Continue reading IWD 2018 Review: The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard
Graphic novels are some of our most popular fiction titles, so we’ve put them all in one place to make them easier to find! All our graphic novels are now shelved in the QUICK READS section by the sofas in the Information Store. We’ve also changed the way we label graphic novels to make it… Continue reading Graphic novel news
Information Store staff like a challenge! This year, Cat, Rosie and Victoria are all attempting the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018, a list of 50 prompts designed to help you read outside your comfort zone and perhaps discover some new favourite books along the way. Is it possible to fulfil all 50 prompts without buying any… Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenges
Women in Britain have had the vote for 100 years! To celebrate, the British Library have launched an online resource called #VotesforWomen that contains photographs, journals, newspaper articles, cartoons and letters from the suffrage campaign.