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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.

World Book Night - NR - 23 April

World Book Night 23rd April 2015


A network of volunteers across the country will be handing out a selection of twenty books in their communities as part of the fifth World Book... More >

Thank you Ma

Thank you Ma'am


Her Majesty the Queen has made a donation to Calibre Audio Library through the Privy Purse Charitable Trust. This is a charitable trust within... More >

Baileys Women

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist announced


We pride ourselves at Calibre in bringing the best of contemporary fiction to our members. Christine Ronaldson, Head of Literature and Audio Book... More >

Cityread London 2015 - Rivers of London

Cityread London 2015 - Rivers of London


Ben Aaronovitchs Rivers of London (10199), a novel that features a young police constable who is recruited into the branch of the Metropolitan... More >

Michael Backley

Michael's Marvellous Mad Moment


Calibre Member Michael Brackley admits he had a mad moment when he made the decision to abseil 100m down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise... More >

Thank you Simplyhealth

Thank you Simplyhealth


For the fourth year running we have received a generous donation from healthcare provider, Simplyhealth. Its Bristol community fund was so... More >

2015 Folio Prize winner

2015 Folio Prize winner


The 2015 Folio Prize has been won by Akhil Sharma for his novel Family Life which will be available to Calibre readers shortly. Family Life,... More >

Adieu Sir Terry

Adieu Sir Terry


The author, Sir Terry Pratchett, best known for his Discworld books, has died at the age of 66 with his family around him and his cat sleeping on... More >

Celebrating Women for International Women

Celebrating International Women's Day


For 104 years women across the world have been celebrating International Womens Day (IWD) on March 8th. It is the day that focuses on womens... More >

Calibre Patron and children

Calibre Patron and children's author Anne Fine OBE on World Book Day 5th March


Thousands of children up and down the country will be dressing up as their favourite literary characters for World Book Day on 5th March. Our... More >