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Top Tips to Help You Get Through Your Bookshelf

Ever feel like you've got too many books? Take a look at our top tips for getting through your unread book pile.

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5 Reasons Why Myths, Folktales and Fairytales Stand the Test of Time

Tug of War is a beautiful new picture book from Naomi Howarth which re-tells a charming fairytale about the power of brains over brawn. To celebrate the book's release, we asked Naomi why she thinks myths, folk tales and fairytales continue to capture our imagination.

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Why School Libraries Matter

Guest author, Sean McNamara, discusses the importance of school libraries and explores some of the innovative work done by inspiring Librarians across the country.

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Celebrating Edinburgh International Book Festival: Top Books from 1983

To celebrate the start of the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival, we take a look at some of the best books published in the year of its inception.

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Muriel Spark, Sports Commentary, and the Spoken Word

Think football and Muriel Spark don't mix? Think again! In this post, guest author Willy Maley discusses Spark, football and the link between commentary and the traditions of oral storytelling.

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August: A Month in Books

Need some inspiration to get you through August? We have compiled a list of some of the best book and film releases for the month ahead.

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8 Literary Walks, Hikes and Trails in Scotland

Explore Scotland's natural beauty and her contribution to literature on one of these hikes and trails inspired by Scottish authors and books.

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Children's Book of the Month: Wigglesbottom Primary Super Dog

Check out this month's book recommendation for children: the hilarious new read from Pamela Butchart. We have 5 copies to give away!

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On This Day, 1814: The Origins of Frankenstein

Ever wondered how Mary Shelley came up with one of the most celebrated novels of the horror genre? Find out here.

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7 Great True Crime Books

The perfect way to satisfy your crime fix, especially if you've just binge-watched every episode of Making a Murderer.

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