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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray Christmas Tree Festival Beats its Own Record


Melton Mowbray, a market town in Leicestershire, has once again beaten its own record for the number of Christmas trees on display in a church.... More >

Advent Calendar Day - Liz

Advent Calendar Day 6 - Liz


I am Liz Lovick and I live on one of the Orkney islands, off the top of Scotland. I was introduced to Calibre by my doctor about 15 years ago, and... More >

Advent Calendar Day - Fay

Advent Calendar Day 5 - Fay


Hi my name is Fay and I joined Calibre in May 2016 as part of the Membership Services team. The team answer members' queries and help them with... More >

Advent Calendar Day - David

Advent Calendar Day 4 - David


Hi, I'm David and I have been a voluntary Checker for Calibre for about two years after taking early retirement from running a Nuclear Medicine... More >

Advent Calendar Day - Andrew

Advent Calendar Day 3 - Andrew


I'm Andrew Meynell and I was made chair of Calibre's trustees eighteen months ago. I am really enjoying getting to know people better within the... More >

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Day 2 - Emma


My name is Emma and I have recently taken on the role of Head of Literature and Audio Book Production at Calibre. Christmas dinner with my family... More >

Advent Calendar - Day 3

Advent Calendar Day 1 - James


Welcome to the Calibre Audio Library Advent Calendar where each day you will find out about the volunteers, members, staff, Calibre dogs, trustees,... More >

Read the book that inspired A United Kingdom film

Read the book that inspired A United Kingdom film


Amma Asante's new film A United Kingdom opens across cinemas today. Based on Susan William's Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his... More >

Tring Tangent

Thank You Tring Tangent Ladies


We would like to express our gratitude to the ladies of the Tring Tangent Club who have raised £1,025 for Calibre through a fundraising dinner and... More >

2013 Costa Book Awards

Costa Awards Shortlist Announced


The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Costa Book Awards with twenty authors selected for the final judging. Among the authors (sixteen... More >