Why libraries are still important in a fake news era
‘Let there be light’ was the motto cut in sandstone above the entrance to the first library endowed by Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, built in his birthplace in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1883. To jaded modern eyes the motto could look overblown, but at the time the library was built to allow working people to gain access to books this sudden easy availability of information was as revolutionary as the invention of the internet and the access to knowledge that has brought for some.
The Shakespeare Plot - Interview with author Alex Woolf
Newly published is the first book in our pulse-pounding new historical thriller series, The Shakespeare Plot. It's called Assassin's Code! Here's the blurb:
Winner of the Stratford-Salariya Children's Picture Book Prize 2017 announced!
A magical story inspired by Asian folklore has won the 2017 Stratford Literary Festival/Salariya Book Prize!
The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company are delighted to announce that Camille Whitcher has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Children’s Picture Book Prize.
The Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize 2017 Shortlist
After sifting through the many wonderful entries for the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival and Salariya Book Company Picture Book Prize 2017, the judges have finally whittled them down to a shortlist of 10 titles. The overall standard was very high, so it was a real struggle deciding on the final shortlist. Tea was drunk, chins were scratched, tears were shed, furniture was smashed (not really) - but finally an agreement was reached, and most of the Salariya office staff are still speaking to one another.
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