The temperature is rising, making way for the hottest new books. Whether you’re staying at home this Summer or taking a holiday these new titles are certainly going places. Books jewelled with royalty for Her Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee, empowered with diversity for Pride Month and energised with events for a sporting season. Go travelling this summer from your armchair and let our hand-picked books help you escape.
Our VLeBook platform has grown considerably over the past year. Not only have we have welcomed many new institutions, we have also introduced new and improved functionality. We have listened to what our customers and users want and need whilst also keeping up to date with the latest industry developments. So do continue to send us your feedback and we will always consider every single one.
Instead of trying to find something similar to watch why not find something similar to read?
Great books have been censored, banned or even burned for hundreds of years. The magic of literature has always been in its ability to tell unique and varied stories. From diverse characters seeking racial justice to LGBTQ+ individuals providing an insight into their lives. Often the subject matter would be considered too taboo and authorities would fight to silence meaningful novels.
Spring is blooming with a whole host of new characters, plot twists and debut authors. Not only are these books filled with pancakes and Easter eggs, this season also sees titles focusing on personal wellbeing (in aid of Mental Health Awareness week 9th-15th May) and stories to expand the imagination (2022 marks the 100th Anniversary of Children’s Book Week 3rd-9th May).
It may seem like a Thursday like any other but when Harry Potter, Elmer, Ruby Redfort, Hetty Feather, The Cat in the Hat and Percy Jackson come through the school gates you realise it can only mean one thing… it’s World Book Day!
No matter what 2022 may bring, one thing is certain – there will be brilliant new books to educate, inspire and delightfully distract you!
In our opinion #BookTok is one of the best things to come from the latest social media craze TikTok, with creators sharing their recommendations, old favourites and ones to watch, its bringing so many new people to the book community, whether you like reading an old hardback, laying down and listening to an audiobook or reading as fast as your fingers can scroll on your mobile device, we're pretty sure we've got a new recommendation that might just give you another reason to stay in tonight!
As winter sets in we've curated some great highlights that might just make this season just that little bit better. We've got books for every age group working our way from Early Years all the way up to Academic, so whether you're looking to stock up for the season ahead or wanting to pick up the next big thing in the world of books, take a look and you might just find that perfect present you've been looking for!
Over the last 3 years there have been significant changes in the library ebook market, many of which have been accelerated by Covid. The sudden onset of the Covid lockdown in Spring 2020 created an immediate need to provide students with remote access to digital learning materials; a function often previously fulfilled through library provision of printed books.
October was certainly an exciting one, with new titles being released left, right and center! We also saw a few of our favourite books make it to the big screen, be that in the cinema or video streaming sites such as Netflix. Check out this list of 3 titles to both read and watch before winter sets in!
Sure, you've got the sweets ready and you've even got your costume picked out, but you're missing something...
Each year, people from all around the world come together to celebrate World Space Week, a global event dedicated to recognizing the incredible contributions to science, technology and exploration.
After 40 years based in Hull’s city centre, we are moving our operations to a brand new, purpose-built facility at Melton Enterprise Park, 8 miles from our current premises.
Here at Browns Books, we could not be prouder as a company to join in with the celebrations and have even put together a list of our favourite books that celebrate LGBTQ+ communities and serve as beautiful reminders that we are all in this together.