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The Bookseller Futurebook Conference

This year, Europe’s biggest publishing innovation conference is on a mission to put a sparkling rocket of creativity and courage up the book trade. On Friday 30th November, FutureBook Live will bring three electrifying strands of content to 155 Bishopsgate, London to help you:

PROVOKE – ask the uncomfortable questions about what is (or isn’t) working now, from what readers really want to whether subscription models work.

PREDICT – look five years ahead at the tech and issues that are going to transform what and how you create, from voice to AI to leadership.

PLAY – get hands-on with the approaches and technologies that will help you deliver on your ideas, from a live ThinkSprint to our BookTech pitch-off.

Join us to hear from provocative experts, innovators in other industries and 500 of your boldest and brightest peers.

Book people, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone.

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SYP Oxford Book Club – November

Come join us at The Cape of Good Hope to discuss  Italo Calvino’s 1979 classic, If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller!

You go into a bookshop (sounds like a normal day, right?) and you purchase a copy of  If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller! You read the first few pages. You love finding an exciting new book to read! But, a few pages in, something terrible happens! There’s been a printing error!  You bring it back to the shop to exchange for a new copy. But that’s not right either! This is a different book again!

Get ready to go on a bookish adventure with Calvino and the SYP!

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SYP Oxford – Halloween Game Night

The moon is full, night is upon us and there is a mysterious wolf-like creature wandering in the woods. Trust no one and be careful, you might be his next victim!
Help us find out who is innocent and who is a killer. It’s an evening where old friendships can be broken, new alliances made and blood spilled, but don’t worry it’s only a game… or is it?
Come celebrate Halloween with a game of werewolves!  Spooky costumes are highly encouraged!
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Portsmouth Book Bash

Are you interested in publishing? Are you an author, editor, designer, illustrator or bookseller who would like to chat with like-minded people who live or work in the Pompey area?
If so, the inaugural Portsmouth Book Bask is for you. Come and meet us between 6pm-8pm at the friendly Hunter Gatherer, Southsea on Albert Road. There will be no speeches, no agenda… just come and chat books.
Author and editor Abbie Headon will be launching her book, The Power of YES, and you can meet her and buy a copy. Book PR, design and promotion agency Bookollective will be there to help you network.
Everyone there will be able to talk ALL THINGS BOOKS! There is no pressure, bring business cards if you want, if not, just pop in for a chat with the Pompey book crowd.


Hunter Gatherer, 249 Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0JR

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New Publishing Living Wage

The National Living Wage comes into effect today, replacing the National Minimum Wage, ensuring that all employees over 25 are paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour. ^This bit is True. As for the rest…APRIL FOOL!   Thank you to everyone who participated. However, we at are not happy to read about some of […]

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Fully-Funded PhD Studentship

FULLY-FUNDED PhD STUDENTSHIP: Books and Borrowers, 1747-1857: Innerpeffray Library and the History of Scottish Reading The School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, is pleased to invite applications for this three-year, fully-funded PhD Studentship (fees and subsistence at current AHRC UK/EU rates). Funded by the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (, […]

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