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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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Using audio books to help cope with ME/CFS


Audio books 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 >

A Summer Reading Selection from Calibre’s Editorial and Production Team

National Reading Group Day 2018


National Reading Group Day takes place on Saturday 16th June in celebration of reading groups and the positive effect that these groups have on... More >

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Make a Noise in Libraries – the perfect time to give Audiobooks a go!


MANIL fortnight MANIL is an annual campaign which brings public libraries, blind and partially sighted people together to celebrate reading and... More >

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Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth


This summer many fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be wending their way on a voyage of discovery to Oxford to view the new... More >

MANIL 2018

Make a Noise in Libraries – 4th – 17th June 2018


Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) is an annual campaign designed to bring public libraries and blind and partially sighted people together to... More >

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Familiar Faces Mixing with the Newcomers on Popular Crime Award Longlist


The longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced with a very strong list of contenders. Four previous winners... More >

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018


This year the Mental Health Foundation is focussing on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May). According to research, as many as... More >

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Join in With the Richard and Judy Summer 2018 Book Club


The Richard and Judy Book Club is back this summer with eight titles featuring a mixture of familiar and less well-known names. Lee Child has been... More >

World Book Night 2018

World Book Night 2018


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 >

Laura Conway – RPFB

A Visit From Laura!


We had a lovely meeting with Laura Conway - Partnerships Philanthropy Manager at RP Fighting Blindness - who popped in for a visit last week. It... More >