Tagged: Tim Coates

Dwindling UK libraries have 'fallen into trap', warns campaigner

New figures showing the dwindling popularity of UK libraries suggest the facilities have fallen into a "trap" and a new approach is needed, campaigner Tim... Read more

UK publishers urged to tackle library crisis

Big UK publishers need to lobby councils over the importance of their libraries in a “last ditch stand” to save the service, campaigner Tim Coates... Read more

The Bookseller's c.e.o. predictions for 2019

Following on from The Bookseller's 'alternative' predictions for 2019, senior figures share their hopes and expectations for the year ahead. Read more

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

Judge rules against Northamptonshire library closures

A High Court has ruled that Northamptonshire County Council's bid to close 21 libraries was unlawful. Read more

Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries

US news media company Forbes has removed a controversial article suggesting that Amazon bookshops should replace local libraries. Read more

Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years

The amount of money libraries in Great Britain are spending on books has fallen by £45.8m since 2007, deeper analysis of figures from the Chartered... Read more

Carnegie report slammed for 'avoiding the truth on libraries'

Library campaigner and former boss of Waterstones Tim Coates has slammed the Carnegie UK Trust’s most recent report as "seriously avoiding the truth of what is... Read more

UK libraries 'missing 25m books'

The UK's public libraries are missing 25 million books, according to new figures from libraries body CIPFA, although the decline in books could be worse... Read more

Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005

In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more

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