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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.

Advent Calendar Day 3 - Volunteer Jacky

Advent Calendar Day 1 - Volunteer Jacky


I have been a volunteer at Calibre for almost two years. I help with a variety of tasks including checking returned CDs and sending out new ones. I... More >

Important Notice

Online Wishlists are Back


Our website has now been linked to our new library and membership system and we are pleased to advise Calibre members that they are able to login... More >

Calibre in Conversation with Calibre reader Grace Dives

Calibre in Conversation with Calibre reader Grace Dives


We are lucky to have over eighty voice professionals including broadcasters and actors who volunteer many hours of their time to record our books.... More >


Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn” Hits the Big Screen


The film version of Colm Toibin's moving novel about a young Irish immigrant in 1950s' New York has been receiving rave reviews, following its... More >

Calibre in Conversation with Hugh Fraser on the 80th Anniversary of 1st UK audio book

Calibre in Conversation with Hugh Fraser on the 80th Anniversary of 1st UK audio book


It is the 80th anniversary of the first UK audio book produced for blind and partially sighted people. It was inspired by an American enterprise... More >


2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction


Steve Silberman's Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which explores the nature of autism and how as a society we... More >

Calibre in Conversation CF

Calibre in Conversation with Desmond Elliott prize winner and NaNoWrimo coach Claire Fuller


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrimo) is about to get under way with thousands of writers across the world working together towards the goal of... More >

Dyslexia Awareness Week - Calibre member Tim

Scottish Dyslexia Awareness Week - Calibre member Tim


Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from 2-8th November in Scotland; it ran from October 5-11th in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This year's theme... More >

Bond is Back

Bond is Back


Daniel Craig is back in his fourth outing as Ian Fleming's hero 007 in Sam Mendes' Spectre. The undercover agent was left a final assignment by M... More >

Sightline Vision helpline

Sightline Vision helpline


If you are concerned about your sight loss there is a free, confidential telephone helpline you can call. Sightline Vision is a voluntary service... More >