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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.

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 >

Anita Shreve

Remembering Author Anita Shreve’s Legacy


Popular novelist Anita Shreve has died aged 71 at her home in New Hampshire, America after battling with cancer. She was the author of 18 novels of... More >

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline Book gets the Spielberg Treatment


Dystopian Science Fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline will be hitting cinema screens on March 29th. The film rights were picked up by... More >

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking – World-renowned Physicist Dies Aged 76


Tributes have been pouring in from around the world following the death, earlier today, of Stephen Hawking - widely regarded as one of the most... More >

World Glaucoma Week 2018

World Glaucoma Week – 11th-17th March 2018


This week is World Glaucoma Week which encourages people to get regular eye and optic nerve checks to detect glaucoma earlier so that it can be... More >


International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Print


International Women's Day is celebrated each year on 8th March in recognition of the achievements of women worldwide. The day has been in existence... More >

World Book Day

Celebrate Books and Reading on World Book Day


Thursday 1st March is World Book Day which is a celebration of books and reading that is acknowledged in over one hundred countries. The main aim... More >

Career of Evil

Cormoran Strike Returns to Our TV Screens.


Cormoran Strike is back on our TV screens this week with another two part drama based on "Career of Evil", the next book in the series featuring... More >

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 >