Monthly Archives: July 2014

#Flashmob video and photos

Originally posted on Dawn of the Unread: On Saturday 12 July Robert Squirrell, John Mateur and I organised a flashmob reading in Nottingham to celebrate books. This wasn’t intended as a tub thumping rant against library closures, although this is of course part of the debate, rather it was a simple celebration of words,…

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Books and me, a love story

I grew up in a big family during some fairly hard economic times and we didn’t have much. I learned pretty quickly that very little came free in this (capitalist) life and that things were often worth what you paid for them. There was one place that broke those rules, one beautiful, enduring space where […]

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