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Reading for pleasure

The focus of all our work is readers – their reading lives and reading choices. We believe that readers are active participants in the world of books and literature not just passive consumers. There are no writers without readers. We are audience developers for the written word.

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Space planning and human-centred design

A discovery layout applies reader-centred thinking to designing library interiors. From makerspace to health offers, business support to warm spaces, our design team can help you create the best balance between traditional and new library offers

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Library training courses

Opening the Book online courses will inspire individual staff and whole services to meet the challenges of contemporary libraries. Over the last 20 years 20,000 staff have taken our training courses in many different countries; courses gain 99% satisfaction ratings from users.

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Discover your next great read

Check out the brilliant new whichbook.net. Book covers change as you move the sliders, spin the globe to choose a setting or start from a familiar bestseller...

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