South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Suitcase Full of Books Presented to Competition Winner

On Saturday 13th May 2017, Hilary Bloodworth, a member of Wells Library in Somerset, was presented with a suitcase full of books after successfully completing a read of the decades with Book to the Future as part of Reading Passport 2016-17. 

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Announcing the Winner of Our Suitcase Full of Books Competition

Reading Passport is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Suitcase Full of Books competition is Hilary Bloodworth, a member of Wells Library in Somerset. Congratulations Hilary!

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Thank you for going Book to the Future with us!

Reading Passport 2016 has come to an end and we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the reason why we run the project – the wonderful libraries of the South West.

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It’s World Book Day and We’re Celebrating with a Love Letter to Our project Coordinator’s Favourite Book

Today really is the best kind of day for the team at Reading Passport HQ. A day when all the bookish people of the world celebrate those glorious things called books. As people young and old celebrate the books that make them laugh and cry, here at Reading Passport, our Projects Coordinator joins in with […]

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Hot off the Presses: Irenosen Okojie to Perform at the Plymouth Festival of Words 2017

We excited to announce that Irenosen Okojie, featured Future Voice in this year’s Reading Passport, will be performing at the inaugural Plymouth Festival of Words. This brand new festival builds on the work of the Plymouth International Book Festival to celebrate words in all their forms -whether that be written, spoken or sung. 

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Petroc and Barnstaple Libraries Author Event with Jem Lester: Roundup

February was an exciting month for Reading Passport with some of our Book to the Future events happening in libraries in the South West. Two of these events happened at Petroc library and Barnstaple library. Jem Lester, debut novelist of the thought provokoing Shtum visited students and members of the public in the first ever author […]

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REVIEW: The Bombs That Brought Us Together: Costa Children’s Book Award 2016 Winner

Charlie Law is a fourteen year who dreams of what life would be like on the other side. The other side of the border that is.

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The Costa Book Awards 2016 Category Winners Have Been Announced

Last night saw the announcement of the Costa Book Awards 2016 category winners, let’s take a look who won…

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Book to the Future Event Happening at Petroc and Barnstaple Libraries: Visiting Author, Jem Lester

The Library at Petroc will be hosting its first ever author visit next month in conjunction with Barnstaple library.

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Irenosen Okojie Features in the Long List of Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour

We featured her in the Reading Passport as one of our Future Voices and we reviewed Speak Gigantular here and we were delighted here at Reading Passport HQ to hear the news that Irenosen Okojie has been long listed for a prize celebrating authors of BAME origins. 

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