The exhibition for February
draws attention to the library’s large collection of A Very Short Introduction To….
books. This very successful non-fiction series is beautifully designed and the
brightly coloured covers make a vivid display. From Chaos to Celts, from
Quakers to Quantum Theory, experts in their field are given 100 pages to sum up
a lifetime’s study. The books slip into the pocket, they’re perfect for buses
and trains. The display uses quotes, questions and teasers to make you want to
know more. Intelligent reading for busy people.
Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups. Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and well being, with two strands: Books on Prescription Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. http://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/common-mental-health-conditions Mood boosting books
In looking at 20th century fiction LRSE has tried to identify at least one title from each decade of that century. Enjoy the displays at Luton and Bedford and maybe borrow a few of the suggested titles.