World Book Day on 2nd March saw schools round the country holding events themed around stories, with people dressing up as much-loved characters and books written by a wide range of great authors like Jacqueline Wilson and David Almond just for this event. Check out our World Book Day video from 2016, made by staff and… Continue reading World Book Day
Today is International Women’s Day! You can watch events around the world unfolding here, learn more about the history of IWD, then tackle the inevitable debate about “international men’s day”! Our blog posts from previous IWD’s can be found here and here– this year, we’re looking at female authors who use male pseudonyms.
The 2017 City of Literature Weekend is taking place in the gloriously decadent Adnams Spiegeltent! We’ve had some very famous literary visitors at festivals past, and this summer’s will be no exception. Check out the line-up below, then head to the Information Store to find some of their greatest books:
At this time of year, we’re bombarded with advertisements and expectations, with sales leading many people to buy things they regret or don’t really need. Adverts based on our browsing history and demographics appear on our Facebook feeds and Google searches, and if you’re planning on going to the cinema over the holidays to see… Continue reading Frugal Living in 2017
We’re back for part two of our round-up of 2017’s most intriguing new releases. If you missed part one, catch up here, then head over to our Facebook page and tell us what our list is missing! This time, we’re looking at non-fiction- or more specifically, books about books and the talented people who write… Continue reading Anticipated Books of 2017- Part Two
Last year Between the Lines brought you a list of upcoming books that we just couldn’t wait to read. This year we’ve decided to do it all again, as our ‘to-read’ list just gets bigger…and bigger…and bigger! All the books below are due to be released in the first half of 2017, though we can’t promise they’ll all… Continue reading Anticipated Books of 2017- Part One
With the recent atrocities in Aleppo and refugee wellbeing as one of the most challenging debates in the world today, Shaun Tan’s graphic novel The Arrival is more relevant than ever. CCN’s pioneering theatre company, Platform Theatre, has recently performed a stage adaptation that is available on estream here, so we’re reposting our review!