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bookoxygen is a place to celebrate writing and writers, in particular novels and novelists.  

 

It’s a site where interesting new writing is aired and appreciated, chiefly through the reviews of industry professionals – writers, publishers, journalists.

 

bookoxygen was dreamed up in February 2012 and launched in April of the same year. It is the brain child of Elsbeth Lindner whose experience in the book business over some forty years has not dimmed her delight in discovering a good book.

 

bookoxygen also has a mission to help correct the imbalance in book journalism which sees some sixty percent of literary coverage written by men and devoted to male writers. At bookoxygen, the coverage is weighted sixty percent or more in favour of women writers and critics.

 

In addition the site seeks to give space to smaller publishers who can struggle to gain their share of review column inches even at a time when independent houses are publishing some of the most interesting new writing.

 

The Story Museum exists to celebrate children's stories and to share 1001 enjoyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow.

 

They take story performances, exhibitions, activities and ideas to schools and communities. In 2014 they plan to open a magical new centre of children's literature and storytelling in the heart of Oxford, UK.

 

The Story Museum's new home will be at Rochester House, in Pembroke Street, Oxford - a stone's throw away from Christ Church and its famous links with Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.

At The Interview Online you will be able to listen to high standard audio and podcast interviews with authors, playwrights, directors and other artists in Britain. The majority of interviews are conducted by Nicola Barranger who developed The Interview Online when she realised that more and more people are demanding ever increasingly diverse audio at the click of a mouse. Nicky has worked as a producer and presenter, mainly with BBC World Service and more recently with BBC Radio 4.

Literary Winchester - a new website exploring Winchester and the surrounding areas connections with writers and their work.

Surrey Libraries book related events programme can be downloaded here.

BBC Radio 4 Bookclub - Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best known novels.

Bookgroup online is a website where you can discuss books you have read.

BookCrossing is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which began in order to encourage the practice, aiming to "make the whole world a library."

Bookgroup Info is an independent site providing information for readers, book groups, reading groups and book clubs.

Bookmooch is an online book swap community.

Dove Grey Reader is the blog site of a passionate reader (and knitter).

Slightly Foxed is a rather unusual kind of book review journal. Each issue contains 96 pages of personal recommendations for books of lasting interest, old and new, both fiction and non-fiction

Read It Swap It is an online book swap club.

The Bookshow - Sky Arts programme discussing books hosted by Mariella Frostrup

 

The Reading Agency is an independent charity which works to enable more people to read more.