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Local bookshops during short lockdown - UPDATE - 20 Oct 2020

Bookshops may be closing their physical doors for the short lockdown period between 6pm Friday 23 October and Monday 9 November but they’re still open for business across Wales.

Turning the page on support for children's mental health - 14 Oct 2020

A new scheme is being launched in Wales to help children understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing through reading.

New book titles published following wrtiting and illustration courses at Tŷ Newydd - 8 Oct 2020

Courses to develop new authors and illustrators, arranged by the Books Council of Wales and Literature Wales, are starting to bear fruit.

Local Bookshops that are Open and/or Selling Online - UPDATED - 5 Oct 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, bookshops in Wales have started to reopen their doors since Monday 22 June 2020. Many continue to sell online too, offering click and collect, postal or local delivery services.

Tribute to Emyr Humphreys 2019–2020 - 1 Oct 2020

One of Wales’ literary greats, the author and poet Emyr Humphreys, died on Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Aged 101, his writing career spanned seven decades. Emyr Humphreys was an Honorary President of the Friends of the Books Council of Wales and a close friend of the Chair of the Books Council, Professor M. Wynn Thomas, who wrote this tribute.

Seran Dolma's idea for a novel for young adults takes first prize in Friends' competition - 29 Sep 2020

Seran Dolma from Penrhyndeudraeth is the winner of a competition organised by the Friends of the Books Council of Wales to find new ideas for Welsh-language novels for young adults.

Summer of Reading for Children and Young People in Ceredigion - 24 Jul 2020

The first in a hundred packs of free books have been delivered to families across Ceredigion this week.

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launches today - 17 Jul 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge will be launched in Wales today by the Education Minister and the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism.

Tir na n-Og Awards for Byw yn fy Nghroen and Pobol Drws Nesaf - 10 Jul 2020

Books tackling some of the big issues of the day have won the 2020 Tir na n-Og Awards for children’s and young people’s literature in Welsh.

Storm Hound scoops 2020 Tir na n-Og Award - 3 Jul 2020

Author Claire Fayers has won the 2020 Tir na n-Og English-language award for her fantasy adventure story, steeped in Norse legend and Welsh mythology.

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