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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.

Man Booker 2018

Take on the Man Booker Reading Challenge


The Man Booker prize is celebrating 50 years this year and in celebration they are asking people to take on the challenge of reading as many of the... More >


Fall in Love with Calibre Books on Valentine’s Day


Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic read from the Calibre Library - although you may have trouble choosing from the large selection of... More >

Wall Mural of Lillian Bilocca

Hull’s Headscarf Revolutionaries Remembered


This week Hull's "headscarf revolutionaries", a group of women who fought to improve safety on UK fishing trawlers, were celebrated in a BBC... More >

Votes for Women

The Suffragettes and their Lasting Legacy


Today marks one hundred years of women being given the right to vote in Britain. After years of campaigning, 8.4 million women over the age of 30... More >

Harry Potter Headshot

Harry Potter Book Night


Rediscover your Hogwarts memories with Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 1st February 2018 is Harry Potter Book Night in celebration of J.K.... More >

Costa Book Award

Helen Dunmore Awarded the Costa Book of the Year


Helen Dunmore has scooped the Costa Book of the Year Award for her poetry collection "Inside the Wave". Dunmore sadly died from cancer in June 2017... More >

Fire and Fury

Fast with Fire and Fury


Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House now available in audio. Here at Calibre we've pulled out all the stops in an effort to get Fire and... More >

Halton House

RAF Halton Thrift Shop Supports Calibre


RAF Halton's Thrift Shop team, led by organiser, Veronica Tuppen, have made donations to five charities, including Calibre, in a cheque... More >


The Paralympic Sport of Goalball


The Paralympic Sport of Goalball is Launching at The Cazenove Sports Hall, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Saturday 3rd... More >

Clear Voice Enterprises Logo

Clear Voice Survey


Ian Rattray of Clear Voice Enterprises has recently received a grant from Arts Council England for his latest project, Literary Travels. The aim of... More >