Libraries and bookshops unite against twin threat of austerity and changing reading habits 
The Booksellers Association and The Society of Chief Librarians have held a number of meetings to discuss how the two bodies might be able to collaborate in order to tackle the current difficulties facing their members.

THE GUARDIAN : 25th March
Ban on sending books to prisoners: ‘a very clumsy sledgehammer’ 
A former prisoner and prison literacy researcher discuss the potential effects of a ban on books sent in parcels

The Star :  25th March
Letter | Parish council increase is quite small


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Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2016

The Bee FM : 31st January Lancashire | Local comedian helps campaign to save local Chorley library Coppull Library BBC News : 30th January Lincolnshire | Market Deeping's volunteer-run library opens

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