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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.

The Essex Serpent wins Book of the Year award

The Essex Serpent wins Book of the Year award

10/05/2017

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (11740) has been crowned overall 'Book of the Year' at the British Books Awards after previously being named the... More >

Alison Weir

Alison Weir Interview

28/04/2017

We interviewed author Alison Weir this week at Watford Central Library. Alison is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling... More >

Calibre patron Anne Fine OBE pays tribute to our wonderful volunteers

Calibre patron Anne Fine joins prestigious Society of Authors Council

24/04/2017

Congratulations to Calibre patron Anne Fine OBE FRSL who has been asked to serve on the Society of Authors Council. The body is made up of authors... More >

World Book Night 2017

Join in the celebration of reading on World Book Night

23/04/2017

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on April 23rd every year. Run by The Reading Agency, books are... More >

James Runcie

Thank you James Runcie and Herts Libraries

20/04/2017

Calibre's Emma Scott interviewed author James Runcie last night at Hemel Hempstead Library. James is the author of the Grantchester mysteries... More >

The Underground Road clinches the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

The Underground Road clinches the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

19/04/2017

It was on Barack Obama's summer reading list alongside Helen MacDonald's H is for Hawk (10194), but now Calibre members will be able to read Colson... More >

Baileys Women

2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist revealed

07/04/2017

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist has been revealed which includes a previous winner and a debut novelist. Tessa Ross, 2017... More >

Yellowback Books Returning to the High Street in 2017

Yellowback Books Returning to the High Street in 2017

26/03/2017

As part of their 225th anniversary celebrations the High Street retailer W H Smith is bringing back the yellowback book which were a popular... More >

AVCC Award 1

Calibre Scoops Community Chest Awards

24/03/2017

Calibre recently attended an event held by Aylesbury Vale Community Chest. In the Year 10 Awards selected by the Community Chest Grants Panel... More >

Colin Dexter

Legacy of Literature left by Inspector Morse creator

22/03/2017

Colin Dexter OBE, best known for writing the Inspector Morse crime stories, has died at his home in Oxford. Colin, who was 86, was born in... More >