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Pay the Writer

Sara Sheridan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

A lot of writers don't only earn less than the national average wage, they earn far less than the minimum wage. I'm not talking about writers who are unpublished or indeed, failed by any measure - I'm talking about people whose books have been taken on by bona fide publishers and whose work is building a steady, if not bestselling following.

78,000 Library Books Torched By Islamists

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Ancient books in a historic library in the Lebanese city of Tripoli have been torched by Islamist, after a pamphlet purportedly insulting religion was...

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Forget your ramshackle local library with plastic chairs, dial-up Internet and a collection that consists of Poirot’s Last Case and the six copies o...

MPs' Book Requests Include 'Duplicity And Deception' And Vicky Pryce's Greekeconomics

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics

Politicians' secret reading lists have been revealed in book requests made to the House of Commons Library, including 'Greekonomics' by Vicky Pryce, o...

Can Erotic Fiction Save Our Libraries?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A rare bit of good news for the nation's beleaguered local libraries: erotic fiction is being credited with a boom in e-book loans. Surrey County C...

British Libraries Are Fighting Back! And It's Children Who Are Leading the Charge

Hilary Robinson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

At last great news for libraries! And it's the children who are putting their giant stamp of authority on the matter. Not only are there six writers of children's books amongst the top ten most borrowed authors of 2011/12 but children's fictions titles were borrowed a staggering 81.8 million times over that period.

'A Pile of Bricks'

Wendy Davis | Posted 19.01.2013 | Home
Wendy Davis

Can London Metropolitan University reasonably claim that they own the Women's Library? Perhaps this is why the bidding process was so rushed and so secretive. We know that all the other bidders withdrew for various reasons, including a 'moving of goalposts' leaving only one 'bidder'; the London School of Economics.

Future Of Libraries 'Drastic' Says Union

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home

The future of libraries in the UK is in jeopardy because of "drastic" cuts and the "looming threat" of privatisation, a leading union warned today. ...

As Summer Finally Shows Up

Jamie Andrews | Posted 29.09.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Summer finally shows up, London blazes under cloudless skies, and so what better time to evoke the enveloping embrace of that classic 'pea souper', the London fog?

A Sumptuous Afternoon Tea at The Soho Hotel

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As afternoon teas go, I've had some truly horrendous experiences, some especially wonderful experiences and some in between; afternoon tea at The Soho Hotel, was charmingly decadent and very much a wonderful experience.

Library Lads On Tour: Oxford Students Put The 'Test' In Testosterone

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Opportunities to be a true 'lad' are thin on the ground during exam season, with revision and textbooks an albatross to the rough and tumble of the la...

£70,000 Spent On Library Battle

PA | Posted 25.03.2012 | Home

A council that had its library restructuring plans quashed in the High Court spent more than £70,000 fighting the judicial review. Somerset County...

Selfridges Launches Own Library To Celebrate The Power Of Words

MyDaily | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Style

On 12 January (i.e. NOW) famous department store Selfridges is launching Words Words Words - a celebration of all things library, book and word....

Student Explodes In Rage Over Library Noise (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

She only wanted a moment of quiet while she studied for her finals, but when this student exploded with rage in the middle of a library, she also beca...