Black History Month – Celebrating Black Authors of the Past

Black History Month, founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, is an annual celebration of the achievements and contributions made by people of African heritage. While it originated in the United States, it has grown to become a globally recognised observance, celebrating knowledge, heritage, and culture. In an era where understanding and acknowledging the past […]

Celebrate National Poetry Day With Our Best Poetry Books

Although we don’t need an excuse to get lost in the land of verse, National Poetry Day is a day dedicated to celebrating poetry both old and new. We’ve picked our favourite collections of poetry to inspire you to get involved. Our Top Picks for National Poetry Day Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore Shop Now […]

H. G. Wells Library – The Life and Work of H. G. Wells

Not only was H. G. Wells an iconic writer of science fiction, but he was also a great political mind, active socialist, and comic novel author. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve had a look at his life and work. The Life and Work of H. G. Wells Herbert George Wells was born in Kent, England […]

The Story of The Mayflower – 400th Anniversary of its Voyage

400 Years since the Voyage of The Mayflower Four hundred years since its voyage in 1620, The Mayflower and its Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of the New World. The effect that these new settlers would have on the history of America would be far more significant than they could ever imagine. In honour […]