Books and reading
Want a good book? Then drop into your nearest library where our
friendly team can help you find what you are looking for. Browse
reader reviews on our
Specsavers Book Awards
The winners of the Specsavers Book Awards 2013 have been
announced. Categories include:
- Food and Drink
- Crime and Thriller
- Popular Fiction
- Popular Non Fiction.
Do you agree with the judge’s choices? Read the full list of
Don’t miss the chance to win one of
the great prizes on offer to celebrate this year’s
Category winners now compete in an online public vote for the
prestigious Book of the Year award, and the victor will be revealed
on Boxing Day.
Want to give books?
The countdown to World Book Night on 23 April
2014 has started. WBN
is about giving books and encouraging people who don't regularly
read to pick up a book.
You can apply to be a giver through its website now. There are 2
ways to take part:
- World Book Night edition book givers: apply to give copies
of 1 of the 20 World Book Night books.
- Community book givers: volunteer to give at least 1 book
to someone who doesn’t regularly read in your community (35% of the
New! Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013
The winners for this year’s Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards
have been announced.
CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award:
Dead Lions by Mick Herron
CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award
Norwegian by Night by Derek B Miller
The Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read:
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm MacKay
We have authors and poets visiting
libraries throughout the year. Check our calendar
for events around the county.
Share your enjoyment of books, join one of our reading groups.
Would you like to suggest a book for addition to library stock?
Fill a 'You choose' card at your library or email the details at
and we will consider it for purchase.
Public Lending Right
Did you know that authors have the right to receive payment for
loans of their books from public libraries? It's called Public Lending
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