We were delighted to have the renowned local writer and historian Jill Liddington join us in the shop yesterday evening. Jill is interested in women's history with her main research focusing on the Votes for Women story. Jill's involvement with the local aspects of the story started when she moved next door to the mill where… Continue reading Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond
Tour de Yorkshire 2018 On Sunday 6th May 2018 The Piece Hall hosted the start of Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire, 'The Yorkshire Terrier'. The weather was glorious and The Piece Hall looked amazing with it's honey coloured stone standing out against the blue sky and festooned with bright yellow bunting. It was… Continue reading Tour de Yorkshire
Last night we were delighted to host the launch of Vicky Gatehouse's first poetry pamphlet, Light After Light. Vicky is a local poet; her work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. Light After Light contains twenty poems exploring science and art. Light After Light is published by Valley Press - an independent publishing… Continue reading Book Launch – Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse
There's nothing like escaping to the Yorkshire Dales, either in real life or through the pages of a book! We've been lucky enough to have two wonderful writers visit us this month, who both set their stories against the backdrop of the Yorkshire landscape. Mary Jayne Baker visited us to sign her new Love in… Continue reading Dales writers rule!
The Book Corner & Bookworms are excited to introduce 'Book of the Month'. Every month we will be selecting a new or recently published title for adults and/or younger readers that will be offered to our customers for a special price. Whether it be the latest fiction or a magical picture book, a poetry collection… Continue reading Introducing Book of the Month
Back in December we had the idea that we wanted to set up a Young Adult Book Club here at the Book Corner, an opportunity to invite young people into the shop to talk about books, what excites them, what infuriates them and let them speak about the stuff that matters. We then thought it… Continue reading YA Book Club – Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan
We were lucky enough to be treated to a royal visit form HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. Her Royal Highness was visiting the Piece Hall with HRH Prince Charles. The Duchess is Patron of the National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, First Story and Beanstalk, all of which help to promote literacy in young people. So we… Continue reading A Royal Visit – Friday 16th February