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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.

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The Sounds of Space


To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this year the BBC Proms has included space amongst the themes of the world-famous classical music... More >


Summer Read Recommendations


We asked everyone round the office at Calibre if they would suggest some of their favourite summer reads, either because they read it on holiday or... More >

First Night of the Proms 2019

First Night of the Proms 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…


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


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


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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D-Day 75


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!


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…


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


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 >