Mon, 11/06/2012 - 07:30
Organisers of the annual Catteshall Stroll, in memory of the late Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, are looking for more book trade teams to take part in this year's event.
Currently Random House, Hachette, Anova, The Book People and the Independent Alliance are confirmed, and the organisers are seeking at least...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 17:39
Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie is to swim the length of Catteshall Lake in Surrey in her “Get Your Kit Off Ursula” fund-raiser, part of the Peter Bowron Catteshall Stroll & Games on 7th July.
The Stroll, where fund-raisers can race “or amble” over a four-mile course, was established in 2010 by The...
Thu, 14/07/2011 - 15:10
Octopus Publishing Group has agreed to donate books to new charity venture Books For Free.
The green initiative is an arm of charity Healthy Planet, which sets up pop-up shops in areas across the country and gives away books to the public which would otherwise be pulped and put in landfill.
Octopus has given away 60,000 of its...
Tue, 12/07/2011 - 08:33
Education charity BookPower is to wind down this autumn after suffering a major squeeze in donations over the past 18 months.
The charity, established in 1997 to subsidise low-cost editions of textbooks to countries in the developing world, said donations had dropped 50% in 2010 and a further 60% in the first half of this year. The...
Thu, 16/12/2010 - 08:30
Angry Robot editor Lee Harris and steampunk author Scott Harrison have set up a non-profit e-book publishing company. H&H Books plans to publish works and contribute funds to charitable causes.
Voices from the Past will be the first title from the publisher, an anthology of flash fiction with over 20 authors already attached...
Thu, 28/10/2010 - 15:40
Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, has agreed to a day without words on 5th November, when he will not speak for the whole working day. The sponsored silence aims to raise £1,000 to support reading and literacy initiatives in disadvantaged areas through the National Literacy Trust.
Douglas said: "...
Wed, 11/08/2010 - 07:40
The Book People is organising a charity walk to raise money for the Chase children's hospice charity in memory of former Random House group managing director Peter Bowron, who died last year.
The inaugural 10-mile Catteshall Stroll will take place on 11th September and will begin at the Book People's head office in Godalming,...
Sun, 25/07/2010 - 08:10
Waterstone's, Walker Books and Booktrust has launched a charity auction of artwork from celebrities including Harry Hill, Emma Thompson and Quentin Blake, which is being used in a book featuring Children's Laureate Anthony Brown's The Shape Game.
The game involved Browne drawing a random shape with a selection of...
Tue, 08/06/2010 - 06:49
Philip Reeve, Suzanne LaFleur and Chris Priestley are just some of the authors which will have titles given away for free to children in this years Booked Up campaign.
Booked Up, run by Booktrust, allows year seven pupils choose one free book from a list of 19 titles that include fiction, non fiction and poetry. By Christmas, more...
Tue, 27/04/2010 - 08:42
Oxfam has announced that it is to hold a second book festival with poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Jeanette Winterson and "Bob the Builder" taking part in events this summer. The charity's inaugural book festival was held last year.
Oxfam Bookfest will take place from 3rd-17th July 2010, with 700 Oxfam shops taking part....