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Local Bookshops that are Open and/or Selling Online - UPDATED - 8 Sep 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.

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.

Arad Goch actors bring Tir na n-Og books to life - 29 Jun 2020

The Books Council of Wales and Arad Goch theatre company have teamed up to produce readings of the Welsh-language books for children and young people which have been shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og 2020 Awards.

Books Council of Wales Statement - 19 June 2020 - 19 Jun 2020

The Books Council of Wales warmly welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that bookshops are among the businesses which will be allowed to reopen from Monday 22 June 2020.

Quick Reads Released as Free Downloads - 8 Jun 2020

A series of short and snappy books by authors from Wales will be available for free download this summer.

Tir na n-Og Book Award Winners to be Announced in July - 22 May 2020

Tir na n-Og Book Award Winners to be Announced in July

The winners of the prestigious 2020 Tir Na n-Og Awards for children and young people’s literature are to be announced in July 2020.

More Books on Mental Health Available in Welsh - 19 May 2020

More Books on Mental Health Available in Welsh

Award-winning author Matt Haig's memoir of living with depression has been translated into Welsh as part of the groundbreaking Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health scheme.

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