also known as: Libraries.
Here we have brought together some of the best literature websites on the internet, for people who are interesting in reading, crime fiction, reading groups, reading in the North East, writing or local reading festivals.
Click on one of the options below to find out more:
Click on the name of the website to go to it.
Join our online reading community Northumberland Readers, talk
to local authors, read reviews and talk to millions of other
book-lovers from all over the world.
Select a book by genre, and read a chapter length extract. There
is a 'like for like' section for discovering new authors.
Choose what to read based on the kind of read you want - funny
or sad, easy or difficult, etc.
Video clips of authors talking about their books.
Website of a magazine aimed at individual readers, based in
Liverpool with reviews, surveys and events.
A website to improve access to reading opportunities for people
with visual impairments.
A collective of 7 crime writers from the north of England,
including Ann Cleeves and Cath Staincliffe.
The CWA host the annual Dagger Awards. The site includes news,
events, awards, and links to writers' websites.
A crime writers and readers website with links to the
Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival.
Information about British and European crime authors. News,
reviews, links to authors' websites.
Your reading group can discuss book choices and recommendations
on our GoodReads group, Northumberland Readers, read reviews and
talk to authors.
Useful tips from the Reading Agency on running a reading group,
promotions and all the latest news.
Read reviews, a bookgroup directory, a bulletin board, festivals
and advice on starting a group.
Website from Penguin with a good set of pages for reading
Based in Newcastle, this is the largest independent library
outside London. Hosts a number of free events.
The writing development agency for the North East of
Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books based in
Newcastle is now open to visitors of all ages.
Mslexia magazine's homepage for women who write. Independent UK
publishing company who run a lot of competitions.
Website for magazine & e-newsletter. Worth looking at if
you're thinking 'where and how do I get this published?'
Information on Hexham Book Festival.