Paperback Writer

Paperback Book Day is celebrated this week, on Tuesday 30th July. Paper-backed books (known as ‘yellowbacks’) had been published since the late 1800s. However it was the founding of Penguin Books in 1935 that transformed the paperback market. Returning to London after visiting Agatha Christie…

And the winners are…

Ever wondered who is the most frequently read author at Jesmond Library? Or which book is most frequently loaned? Wonder no more. The data for the year to 31st March 2019 has been analysed, the numbers crunched, and the results are now in.  The winners are……

The 4th of July!

On Thursday this week folks in the United States will enjoy a national holiday in celebration of The Declaration of Independence made in 1776, some 243 years ago. Join in the celebrations by visiting Jesmond Library to find out which books about America and by…

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