We’re calling it now: this year’s most popular Halloween costumes will be 1. Pennywise the Clown and 2. Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale. Halloween parties are often filled with folks dressed up as characters from popular film and tv adaptations, like Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (we’re totally stealing that Patronus idea!) But how… Continue reading This is Halloween ’17: Literary style icons
Looking for a great summer flick to get you in the back-to-college mood? Try Clueless, a rom com with a literary heritage, a good heart and some excellent visuals! Originally released in 1995, Clueless was inspired by Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma (which is 200 years old this year as well!). Clueless was one of the… Continue reading DVD Review: Clueless (1995)
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