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Bumper Book Quiz - 9 Feb 2016

Bumper Book Quiz

There is still a chance to be involved with our Bumper Book Quiz and official Guinness World Record attempt at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall. In the company of fantastic authors and illustrators - Steven Butler, Knife & Packer, Jeremy Strong, Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles, Dan Anthony a Huw Aaron! Contact us for more information and to book your space. Suitable for Years 5,6 and 7.

Wales's Quick Reads 2016 Titles Announced - 2 Feb 2016

Wales's Quick Reads 2016 Titles Announced

The 2016 Quick Reads titles, published by Accent Press and Y Lolfa, are to be announced with books by sports broadcaster Dylan Ebenezer, popular Welsh-language novelist Geraint Evans, award-winning writer and journalist Horatio Clare and sports writer Jos Andrews. It is a diverse selection that will hopefully appeal to those who aren't that keen on reading. Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, will officially launch the titles at Yr Oriel in the National Assembly building on Thursday, 25 February.

Big Book Sale - 50% off books for children and young adults - 28 Jan 2016

Big Book Sale - 50% off books for children and young adults

Grab a great bargain - visit your local bookshop next week! From Monday, 1 February onwards there will be huge savings on children's books - many titles will be half price or less!

Annual Stocktake - 22 Jan 2016

Annual Stocktake

The Welsh Books Council Distribution Centre will be undertaking their annual stocktake this week, and all Gwales orders placed after midday on Friday, 22 January will be dealt with on Wednesday, 27 January. This does not affect eBook orders.

Welsh Government shows support for publishing - 20 Jan 2016

Welsh Government shows support for publishing

The latest on the Welsh Government's support to the publishing industry.

Nigel Owen's autobiography tops the Christmas chart - 8 Jan 2016

Nigel Owen's autobiography tops the Christmas chart

Find out which books were the most popular in the run-up to Christmas.

Author Session in the Castle - 5 Jan 2016

Author Session in the Castle

Cardigan Castle will be become home to 600 children and four authors on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of February as the Welsh Books Council organise a huge event within its walls. The children will be provided with a feast for the eyes and ears as they see some of their favourite authors discussing their work.

Dewi Pws turns his hand to English Poetry - 10 Dec 2015

Dewi Pws turns his hand to English Poetry

Dewi Pws is well known as a Welsh Musician, comedian and tv star and protests over the Welsh Language. With the release of his new book  Popeth Pws   he has now published English poetry for the first time.

Do you hear the people sing? - 4 Dec 2015

Do you hear the people sing?

There is nothing more evocative of the sound of Wales that its male voice choirs…

Rifiera Reu - 3 Dec 2015

Rifiera Reu

Dewi Prysor's latest Welsh-language novel,  Rifiera Reu  (Y Lolfa) is now available.

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