Saturday, March 23, 2019

Book News

Mischief Makers to celebrate fun summer of reading

Thousands of children in Swindon caught the reading bug this summer as part of the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.
This year’s challenge had a...

Radical Bookfair returns to Swindon after a year away

After a year’s break, Saturday September 15th will see the return of the Swindon Radical Bookfair.
Taking place between 1-5pm at Central Community Centre, the bookfair...

MP gets behind Summer Reading Challenge

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland is encouraging children and parents in Swindon to sign for the Summer Reading Challenge.

The theme of the reading challenge...

Artswords Reading Group discuss Lincoln In The Bardo

Artswords Reading Group takes place at Lower Shaw Farm on Tuesday 17th July at 7.30pm. This month's book is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
The 2017 Booker Prize...

Westonbirt Arboretum releases second book in ‘Spotter’s Guide’ Series

Following the success of the hugely popular Tree Spotter’s Guidelast year, Westonbirt Arboretum today announced the publication of the...

National Trust archaeologist launches crime novel

The Hidden Bones is the enigmatic title of the debut crime novel by Nicola Ford, the pen name for...

Summer Reading Challenge – Volunteers  

From 14 July to 9 September, Swindon Libraries are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help them with the...

Artswords Reading Group discuss Nutshell

Just a final reminder that Artswords Reading Group takes place at Lower Shaw Farm, Tuesday 19th June, at 7.30 pm and...

Join in the Bookstart Bird Boogie

The theme for BookTrust’s National Bookstart Week 2018 is Bookstart Bird Boogie with a beautiful book, A Busy Day for...

Artswords Reading Group discuss Women and Power by Mary Beard

Just a final reminder that Artswords Reading Group takes place at Lower Shaw Farm tomorrow, Tuesday 24th April, at 7.30 pm and...

Award-winning illustrator to congratulate winners of children’s library competition

Throughout December and January, children across Swindon were asked to draw a picture of what they would like to be when they grow up and hand it in at their local library. The winners will receive a signed copy of the book ‘When I Grow Up’, by creators Tim Minchin and Steve Antony.

National Trust opens new bookshop in Avebury

In a project championed by volunteers, The National Trust has opened a new second-hand bookshop on the High Street in Avebury.

So you think you are a fan of Harry Potter…

Come and join in an evening of entertainment as you are taken to Hogwarts for the night.

Artswords Writing Group has places!

Would you like some friendly and constructive critique of your work-in-progress, or challenging prompts to kick-start your writing year?