Festival of Words

The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between the 11th & 14th October. It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration. The full programme will be… Continue reading Festival of Words

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

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

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