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Halifax Festival of Words October 12th-14th 2018

Two weekends ago we had the enormous pleasure of co-hosting the inaugural Halifax Festival of Words with The Grayston Unity , a local, independent, award winning bar and live music venue. We are immensely proud to have been part of bringing this fantastic event to Halifax. Taking place across 3 venues in Halifax it included punk poetry, a… Continue reading Halifax Festival of Words October 12th-14th 2018

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Festival of Words

The Book Corner and  The Grayston Unity wish to thank everyone who supported the very first Halifax Festival of Words. It was a buzzing weekend filled with poetry, music, books, impromptu dancing and great chat. It was a pleasure and a privilege to share it with so many brilliant locals in this fine old town.… Continue reading Festival of Words

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Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond

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

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Book Launch – Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse

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

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YA Book Club – Eden Summer by Liz Flanagan

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

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A Royal Visit – Friday 16th February

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