Publishers need to speak up and champion reading in the face of the erosion of the book stock in England’s public libraries, says Tim Coates.... Read more
CILIP president Ayub Khan MBE outlines the key challenges facing libraries, and how they can turn these into opportunities.
Library campaigner Tim Coates remembers the positive contribution made by the late Gerald Kaufman to the debate on the public library service.
Kathy Settle on the work of the Libraries Taskforce.
The Libraries Taskforce needs to get its act together and produce a plan to re-invigorate the library network, says Desmond Clarke.
Chris Hamilton-Emery looks at cuts to culture.
How will the book trade vote in 2015? Despite its sometimes patrician image, the trade—according to The Bookseller’s online poll—is now firmly behind... Read more
Public libraries are as the name suggests, a public service, but the public has little real say in how the service is delivered. However, the... Read more
The library service is falling into its own dystopian tale. The story fits all the tropes: a bleak landscape of buildings far from their former... Read more
In recent years the links between many local libraries and bookshops have weakened because of a reduction in resources and trained staff that many libraries... Read more