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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.

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10 Christmas books for children and young adults

13/12/2019

If December is about consuming all things Christmas for you or your child, then we have the reading list for you! Whether it's taking some time out... More >

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Festive Murder & Mystery: 10 books to read this Christmas

11/12/2019

It's surprising how many murders occur at Christmas, at least in the fictional world. In the pages of a book, it's a decidedly risky time to be... More >

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Buy a player and membership and save!

02/12/2019

For December we are offering the perfect gift for audiobook lovers. Buy a memory stick player and a lifetime membership to Calibre Audio Library... More >

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New Christmas bundle

20/11/2019

Introducing the perfect Christmas gift for audiobook lovers. Treat yourself or a loved one to the NEW Solo USB memory stick player. The Solo... More >

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How to Read Dragonese

14/11/2019

Dragons remain a perennial literary favourite, and the popularity of George R R Martin's Game of Thrones series (10462 and 10463) shows it's not... More >

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Hauntingly Good Audiobooks

30/10/2019

It's Halloween and a great opportunity to promote some of the spooky and downright terrifying books in the Calibre Library. This year we are... More >

Andrea Levy

Black History Month: Andrea Levy, a Tribute

25/10/2019

Andrea Levy, who died earlier this year, was a black British author of Jamaican parentage whose father came to Britain on HMS Windrush in 1948, her... More >

Malorie Blackman

October is Black History Month

14/10/2019

This year Black History Month is celebrating the accomplishments of Black Britons in all areas of achievement throughout history, with a focus on... More >

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Book To The Future: Top picks for Libraries Week

11/10/2019

This Libraries Week we've been looking at the role of libraries in the digital world and so it's the perfect opportunity to look delve into the... More >

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How audiobooks began

09/10/2019

Continuing the 2019 Libraries Week theme on the role of libraries in the digital world, let us begin with a quick look at a novel about the early... More >