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Frequently asked questions.

What will you read next?

Curved shelves in library full of books
18 November 2019

Sooner or later it's bound to happen. You reach the end of a book and wonder - what now?

Have a look at our library catalogue, where you’ll find a rolling display of popular titles, links to our Book of the Month, and a host of booklists, with a tasty description of each book to whet your appetite. There are recommended reads for children and young adults, too.

Subscribe to our library newsletters. Every month we issue at least two new themed booklists. The best way to ensure they come to your attention is by receiving our newsletters regularly.

Keep an eye on social media. On our Facebook and Twitter pages, people often come up with book suggestions, in response to our posts.

Finally, if you'd like a more structured approach, don't forget we support over 700 book groups. They have their own newsletter. They're a great way to make new friends, chat about books - and get new ideas!