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- Who Else Writes will help you find new authors to try by searching for those you know and love.
- Who Next will help you find recommendations for great children’s books.
- Fantastic fiction will help you find out information on books written by fiction authors. Contains information on upcoming publications and series listings
- Goodreads allows you to read reviews, search by genre and browse through best book lists
- Love reading allows you to search by genre or for popular titles
- Which book allows you to select the type of book you want to read for a bespoke recommendation
- What should I read next? allows you to enter your favourite author and find others who write similar books.
National Windrush Day is celebrated each year on 22 June; the anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush's 1948 arrival at Tilbury Docks in Essex carrying the first influx of post-war immigrants from the Caribbean. It is a day to reflect upon and recognise the incredible contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants to British culture and society.
This collection of recommended titles for all ages provides insightful reading about the experience of the Windrush Community, and honours their ongoing legacy.
The Big Jubilee Read
The Big Jubilee Read is a reading for pleasure campaign celebrating great reads from across the Commonwealth to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee. An expert panel of librarians, booksellers and literature specialists has chosen seventy titles from a “readers’ choice” longlist with ten books for each decade of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. The list offers brilliant, beautiful and thrilling writing produced by authors from a wide range of Commonwealth countries over the last seventy years to engage all readers in the discovery and celebration of great books.
The Big Jubilee Read campaign will be delivered in partnership with BBC Arts and The Reading Agency. It received funding from Arts Council England and is supported by Libraries Connected and the Booksellers Association.
Dying Matters Awareness Week
Our Death Positive booklist is based on the work of the Death Positive Libraries Project. Thinking and talking about death is challenging for many of us. These books can help.
Reading Well provides practical, self-help books that offer techniques and strategies for successfully managing your health and wellbeing and helping overcome mental health problems.
Your GP may prescribe one of these books to help you with your condition or you can choose to read a title that is of interest to you. Use our Select and Collect service to request a book and collect it from your local library.
We celebrated LGBTQ+ History Month with these books.
Check out our Author Spotlight on Juno Dawson.