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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.

First Night of the Proms 2019

First Night of the Proms 2019

18/07/2019

This year, the First Night of the Proms is on Friday the 19th July, heralding an eight-week programme of daily music concerts centred at the Royal... More >

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Books: Member Recommends…

08/07/2019

It's always fantastic to hear from our members and any book recommendations they wish to share with others. This month one member called Calibre to... More >

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Audiobooks for a happier and healthier life

27/06/2019

Reading books has many health benefits; from reducing stress and helping to combat memory loss, to boosting mental health. Books provide us with... More >

National Reading Group Day 2019

National Reading Group Day

12/06/2019

National Reading Group Day is run by The Reading Agency, in partnership with the Booksellers Association and takes place on Saturday 15th June in... More >

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The Industry of Human Happiness

10/06/2019

Continuing the Make a Noise in Libraries theme of 'getting connected' it seems fitting to look at a novel about the early days of the music... More >

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D-Day 75

04/06/2019

This week sees the 75th anniversary of D-Day during which a number of commemorative events are scheduled, both in Britain and France, to remember... More >

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Make a Noise in Libraries!

31/05/2019

Make a Noise in Libraries - 2nd to 15th June 2019 Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) is an annual campaign designed to bring public libraries and... More >

Good Omens

Good Omens Are Coming…

30/05/2019

The long awaited TV adaptation of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett hits Amazon Prime tomorrow! It is a joint venture by Amazon Prime... More >

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Audiobooks and ME/CFS

10/05/2019

Audiobooks can help ME/CFS sufferers by providing support during those long and lonely days when they are feeling the full force of their symptoms. ... More >

World Book Night 2019

Ready Steady Read! World Book Night 2019

23/04/2019

World Book Night, the national celebration of reading and books, takes place each year on the 23rd April, Shakespeare's Birthday. All across the... More >