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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.

District Nurse

Happy 70th Birthday NHS


Seventy years ago on the 5th of July 1948 the National Health Service came into being. Aneurin Bevan, the then Health and Housing Minister of the... More >

Mary Shelley

The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein


Mary Shelley, a film depicting the love affair between the title character and Shelley, is due to be released in the UK on the 6th July 2018 with... More >

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The benefits of audio books as a learning tool


The shared experience of reading to children from babies helps engender a love of books that they will be able to carry with them throughout their... More >

Rowan Coleman

Rowan Coleman’s Latest Book Discussed On Zoe Ball’s New TV Book Club


Zoe Ball's weekend television show which began recently, introduced a new feature last Sunday which was Zoe Ball's TV Book Club. This Sunday 24th... More >

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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 >

Women in Headphones

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 >