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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 23 April

World Book Night 23 April 2014


Thousands of people across the country will be celebrating World Book Night (WBN) on 23 April - the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth - by... More >

Giles Abbott

Calibre in Conversation with Giles Abbott - Traditional Storyteller


At a recent event organised by the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind, children and adults were entranced by traditional storyteller... More >

Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend


Author Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, has died following a short illness. Unable to read until the... More >

Mix 96 Lovin

Mix 96 Lovin' Your Work


We had a VIP guest at Calibre Audio Library - Nathan Cooper from our local radio station Mix 96 - who came to record a special feature on Calibre... More >

Iron Lady biography wins top award

Iron Lady biography wins top award


Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography Volume 1 ( 9869) by Charles Moore has won the Political Book of the Year at the Paddy Power Political... More >

Adieu Tony and Clarissa

Adieu Tony and Clarissa


Tributes have been paid to two larger-than-life characters who have died over the past few days. Earlier today it was announced the former... More >

World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014


Children across the country are dressing up as characters from their favourite books to celebrate World Book Day. Descending on classrooms are... More >

Great Yarmouth Book Group

Great Yarmouth Book Group


Books groups are very popular enabling people to enjoy a shared book and be stimulated by other readers comments and observations. Calibre Audio... More >

BCF & Rectory Homes 2

Bucks Community Foundation and Rectory Homes


On 11th February, we were delighted to welcome Catherine Miller, Grants Officer at The Bucks Community Foundation and Sarah Vickers a Director of... More >

Woolstone Family Circle

Thank You Family Circle


We would like to say " Thank-you" to the Family Circle Club based in Woolston, Southampton who have been fundraising for us. Over the past 12... More >