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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.

2014 Man Booker Prize

Man Booker Prize shortlist announced


Joshua Ferris, Richard Flanagan, Karen Joy Fowler, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith have been announced as the shortlisted authors for... More >

Friends of Guide Dogs

Friends of Guide Dogs


People who are blind or partially sighted can feel isolated, finding that their experience of sight loss and the issues raised are sidelined in... More >

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Longlist

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Longlist


Non-fiction books are very popular with Calibre members; over the past year there have been 56,697 titles borrowed from the top 10 non-fiction... More >

Calibre Supported Membership Packages

Calibre Supported Membership Packages


Calibre Audio Library has been approached by a number of local authorities and a variety of organisations working in the VI sector who are... More >

Mrs Doubtfire

Calibre Audio Library patron and author of Madame Doubtfire Anne Fine - tribute to Robin Williams


Tributes have been pouring in for Robin Williams following his death from an apparent suicide. The actor, who hit the screens as an alien in... More >

James Bond bench

The Big James Bond giveaway


To mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Ian Fleming, the creator of 007, Vintage books and Ian Fleming Productions are staging a Bond 200 book... More >

Ship at Sea

Seafarers UK


Were very pleased to have received £5,000 from Seafarers UK last month to help provide our service to over 300 library members with a seafaring... More >

James Cronin

Calibre Chat with reader James Cronin


Calibre Audio Library is a major producer of audio books; we record approximately 50% of our titles ourselves. We are proud that as a charity we... More >

Dyslexia Assist

Dyslexia Assist


Dyslexia Assist is a charity which was born out of a group of mums frustration watching their dyslexic children struggle at school. One of the main... More >

Champagne Cork

Calibre's Big 40


The champagne corks were popping at Calibre this week as we celebrated our 40th anniversary with a special party. Staff and volunteers, past and... More >