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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh and Calibre Book List

August 13, 2021 | by Charlie Lambert

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is running from the 14th to the 30th August, with a stunning lineup of over 300 speakers.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Importance of Reading in Care Homes

August 12, 2021

Care home residents have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst separation from friends, family and other visitors has been necessary to prevent its spread, in many cases it has heightened the already extreme levels of other invisible threats, including depression caused by loneliness and social isolation. Reading has the potential to vastly improve quality of life, improve symptoms of serious conditions and perhaps save someone from despair.

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Hay Festival

The Importance of Accessibility

May 27, 2021

The ability to see and comprehend text is something most of us take for granted, our brains automatically decode the words and sentences even whilst on autopilot and extensive information can be converted from pages into knowledge through study. The joy of encountering characters and exploring places and narratives teaches us about everything to do with empathy, romance, humour and culture. In a nutshell, it is essential to a person’s full and continual development. However, not everyone is afforded this freedom.

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Hay Festival

Visit Hay Festival with Calibre Audio

May 21, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that this year we are the accessibility partner for the world-renowned Hay Festival. Usually setting up camp in Hay-on-Wye, this year Hay is coming to you, by broadcasting its free online content 26 May – 6 June.

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Hay Festival

Featured authors on Calibre: Children and YA

May 20, 2021

For young members: these are the authors who are appearing at this year's Hay Festival that you can listen to with Calibre.

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Hay Festival

Featured authors on Calibre: Adult

May 20, 2021

For adult members: A comprehensive list of all the writers and books featured at Hay Festival that you can listen to with Calibre.

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Hay Festival

Cressida Cowell at Calibre

May 19, 2021

We are delighted to have six titles by Cressida Cowell currently in our audiobook collection, 2 from her The Wizards of Once series and 4 of her How To Train Your Dragon books.