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University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Books Council of Wales award PhD Scholarship in Children's Literature - 2 Apr 2020

On International Children’s Books Day (April 2nd), the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in partnership with the Books Council of Wales are delighted to announce that they have awarded a PhD scholarship in the internationalisation of children's literature to Megan Farr from Penarth.

Local Bookshops Selling Online - 1 Apr 2020

During these days of social distancing and self-isolation, many of us will be reaching for a good read. And while independent bookshops across Wales may have temporarily closed their doors in line with official guidelines, the good news is that many are still offering postal and online services.

Emergency Funding for Books Sector in Wales - 1 Apr 2020

The Books Council of Wales has welcomed emergency funding of £150,000 from the Welsh Government to help the books sector during the current coronavirus crisis.

Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced - 27 Mar 2020

Tales of dragons, families, myths and magic set amongst the mountains and coastlines of Wales feature in the English-language books shortlisted today (27 March 2020) for the Tir na n-Og Awards 2020.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update – 24 March 2020 - 24 Mar 2020

Following the introduction of more stringent measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Books Council’s offices at Castell Brychan and our Distribution Centre in Aberystwyth are now closed at least until mid April.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update - 18 Mar 2020

The Books Council of Wales is monitoring developments closely and implementing a series of special measures in response to the latest situation and guidelines.

Additional Support for publishing sector in Wales - 5 Mar 2020

Additional Support for publishing sector in Wales

Welsh Government has announced additional capital funding for the Books Council of Wales to invest in information technology systems which will support the growth of the publishing industry in Wales.

Book Lovers Across Wales set to Celebrate World Book Day 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

Book lovers across Wales will join together to celebrate World Book Day, which takes place this year on 5 March 2020.

Mental Health Takes Centre Stage on World Book Day - 19 Feb 2020

Mental Health Takes Centre Stage on World Book Day

How can books benefit our mental health? That’s the topic for debate at this year’s annual World Book Day event organised by the Books Council of Wales.

International Training Day For Welsh Publishers - 12 Feb 2020

International Training Day For Welsh Publishers

Representatives from 12 book publishing companies across Wales attended a special training session at Castell Brychan, Aberystwyth, in February 2020 on international metadata standards for the book sector.

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