Book Rooms in Prison update

By |July 20th, 2014|

More books are now on their way to HMP Wormwood Scrubs.The new collection will go to populate 4 more open Book Rooms, one on each Wing. Local business Boden has generously agreed to sponsor […]

Six Book Challenge, Andy McNab & Literacy in Prison

By |June 25th, 2014|

HMP Pentonville has won The Reading Agency’s Gold Award (given to Prisons with over 150 completers) two years running. Nick Walmsley, the prison’s assistant governor, spoke informatively and warmly about the prison’s history and the crucial […]

Magic Breakfast Book Club School Assembly

By |June 25th, 2014|

GAB was delighted to go to Assembly at Three Bridges Primary School in Ealing the other day to mark their Book Week. Children and teachers all demonstrated  how much they fully enjoy books:

Book Room in HMP Wormwood Scrubs feedback

By |June 17th, 2014|

We have had a report from the Prison about the new Book Room and reproduce it here:

I went onto B Wing yesterday afternoon and into the Book Room where I found two prisoners staring at […]

Book Room in HMP Wormwood Scrubs news

By |June 13th, 2014|

The new Book Room on a Wing in HMP Wormwood Scrubs is officially open.  The response to this project has been overwhelming: there’ve been wonderfully generous donations from Quick Reads and Granta.  PEN has given […]

Society of Authors and School Libraries

By |May 26th, 2014|

The Chief Executive of the  Society of Authors, Nicola Solomon, has written to Harriet Harman MP,  shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on the subject of school libraries in the UK.
The Society has made […]

Federation of Children’s Book Groups

By |May 26th, 2014|

Zoe Toft  runs the fantastic site Playing by the Book  which reviews kids’ books and ‘the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do’. Zoe has kindly included this blog about GAB on the excellent […]