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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.




People of a certain age will remember the 1970s television hit series Poldark, which regularly attracted fourteen million viewers. Based on the... More >

Sovereign Health Trust

Thank you Sovereign Health


We would like to say a big Thank-you to Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust for their generous donation of £2,000 towards the cost of supporting... More >

Fifty Shades Hot

Fifty Shades Hot


In 2012 Calibre Audio Librarys 70yr + female members hit the national headlines with an unprecedented demand for EL James erotic novel, Fifty... More >

2015 Folio Prize shortlist announcement

2015 Folio Prize shortlist announcement


The 2015 Folio Prize shortlist has been announced with a panoply of writers coming from geographically diverse areas including Kenya, Ireland and... More >

Official: Reading is good for you

Official: Reading is good for you


Its official: reading is good for you. Although Calibres several thousand members could tell you this, a new study by Dr. Josie Billington from the... More >

J K Rowling The Casual Vacancy TV series

J K Rowling - The Casual Vacancy - new television series


When JK Rowlings The Casual Vacancy (9674) was first published in September 2012, according to Nielsen Book Scan, it became the fastest selling... More >

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Calibre News


Calibre Audio Librarys cassette service is to close at the end of June 2015. We have maintained this service for as long as possible but we would... More >

Winston Churchill fifty years on

Churchill - 50 years on


Historical biographies, World War II and history titles are the top five most borrowed categories in Calibres non-fiction library. With the... More >

Samuel Johnson winner

H is for Hawk wins Helen Macdonald 2014 Costa Book of the Year


H is for Hawk (10194) by writer, poet and historian, Helen Macdonald has beaten bookies favourite, How to be both by Ali Smith, to win the title of... More >

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall


The much awaited adaptation of Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall (8443) hit the nations television sets last night. Screenwriter Peter Vaughan, has created... More >