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Books Council offices and Distribution Centre - 23 Dec 2020

Our offices and Distribution Centre will close its doors on Wednesday afternoon, 23 December and will re-open on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Children's Story Writing Contest - 16 Dec 2020

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to support a story writing competition for Welsh primary school pupils organised by BBC Radio Cymru.

Huw Aaron's cartoons to raise a smile on World Book Day 2021 - 30 Nov 2020

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to announce that Huw Aaron is the author of the new £1 Welsh-language book being published for World Book Day 2021.

Remembering Jan Morris 1926–2020 - 23 Nov 2020

On 20 November 2020, Wales lost one of its great literary figures following the death of Jan Morris at the age of 94.

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 writing 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.

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