If you already have a favourite author or genre, follow the link below to browse Who Else Writes Like to find new authors to read. The data base has recently been updated with new authors and prize winners.
If you are using this service within an East Riding Library from the People's network system you don't need to login, however if you are accessing this service from home you will need your library card number and PIN. This is available on the join the librarypage.
Who Else Writes Like (external website)
Please follow the links to these websites for further reading recommendations:
The readers' section of the People's Network, a site for readers to share opinions about books.
Peoples Network (external East Riding website)
Whichbook allows you to input your own requirements and produces a reading list especially for your tastes, with experts and alternative choices.
whichbook (external website)
Tangled Web features crime, murder mystery and thriller recommendations.
Tangled web (external website)
Bookcrossing allows you to register your favourite books and leave copies in a public place to be picked up and passed on to other readers. Then trace their journey around the world.
Book crossing (external website)
Fantastic Fiction provides information on over 350,000 books and bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.
Fantastic fiction (external website)
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Every year Beverley Literature Festival takes place in October.
An established date on the Lit Fest scene, previous programmes have included:
Ross Raisin, Steven May, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, David Hewson, Margaret Drabble, A.N Wilson, Peter Hobbs, Patricia Ferguson, Jon Ronson,Phil Earle, Mike Pannett, Monique Roffey,Fiona Shaw, and Val Woods.
Visit the Beverley Literature festival website for future events.
Beverley Literature Festival (external website)
Some local libraries hold writers’ and reading groups and may have information about other groups in the area. Search the East Riding events to see what's happening in your area.
Your local library will also provide information about their events. Use our library finder to search for your nearest library.
For Children and Young People
there is a range of regular events held in libraries all around the East Riding - from Bounce and Rhyme story time sessions to Chatterbooks or Teenage Reading Groups. To check for events at your local library, please use our library finder, or visit our library information for Pre School Children, Primary School Children and Teenagers to find out more about what's on offer.
The Bridlington Poetry Festival is held at Sewerby Hall in June. Past famous names include Simon Armitage, Nigel Forde and Colette Bryce. There are events for both adults and children. For those who love to write poetry there is The Larkin and East Riding Poetry Prize. Details of the events and recent prize winners are available on the Bridlington Poetry Festival website.
Bridlington Poetry Festival (external website)
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The library service does not currently provide ebooks for loan but for more information please consult the position statement below.
East Riding Library Service's Position on e-book provision (word 83kb opens in new window) Top of page
Yes, some libraries carry selections of books in other languages. Please check the library catalogue. If we do not carry the language you are looking for it may be possible to get them at your library. Ask a member of staff when you call in, or contact us by completing the enquiry form at the right hand side of the page.
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A collection of plays (including multiple copies) is held at Beverley Library. Visit the collection at any time during library opening hours. These are free to borrow unless the play is going to be performed – then a loan charge applies. See below for details.
Standard playset loan
£10.00 per set, per performance (maximum 6 months loan).
Music scores can be requested online via the library catalogue or in person at any East Riding Library.
The document below contains a full list of library fees and charges
Library fees and charges (pdf 62kb opens in new window)
To find you local library, please use our library finder.
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