Solidarity with Lambeth Libraries

From The Bookseller: British “Bridge of Spies” actor Mark Rylance, who won Best Supporting Actor at 2016’s BAFTA awards last night (14th February), has spoken out in support of a campaign to save Lambeth’s libraries from closure. Rylance, a resident of Lambeth for the past 30 years, called libraries the “fabric of our communities” as…

An Ode to Literature

A review of “The Uncommon Reader”, by Alan Bennett. Faber and Faber. Profile Books. Find it at your local library! Her Majesty has an epiphany. A chance encounter with a mobile library and its librarian, who happens to work in her kitchens, leads her into borrowing a book. Following his advice and guidance she promptly…

‘I fought the Law, and the Law won…’

Time for the Council to remember its statutory responsibilities: Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 An Act to place the public library service provided by local authorities in England and Wales under the superintendence of the Secretary of State, to make new provision for regulating and improving that service and as to the provision and…