If you saw our post on Monday, you'll know that yesterday the Speak Up For Libraries group lobbied parliament - both on keeping libraries open, and ensuring they grow with their communities. Such support is certainly needed, especially as some 549 libraries have closed across Britain since David Cameron became Prime Minister.
The success of this year's National Libraries Day has been fantastic, and it adds yet greater weight to the Speak Up For Libraries campaign. The group which will be lobbying parliament tomorrow, 9th February, and it's encouraging anyone who's interested to join them.
If you were around, near or - even better - in a library on Saturday, you might have noticed a bit more activity than usual. Well, it was National Libraries Day, and it turned out to be the biggest one yet!
Waterstones has reportedly cut 90% of its 2015 losses, and the bookseller seems to be back on a strong footing - steadying itself after a rocky few years. It's positive, because whatever your thoughts on big booksellers, the decline of a bookish standard-bearer is always going to be worrying.
One thing we're sure of - other than there not being enough books coverage on TV - is that the coverage there is damn sure doesn't need to go anywhere. So our hearts skipped when we saw this news...fearing that Meet the Author would be disappearing as Higham departs.