Scribbles in the Margins by Daniel Gray

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Do you love the smell of an old book? What about the idiosyncrasies of a favourite second-hand bookshop?

This is the ultimate book for book lovers. Scribbles in the Margins is a heartfelt and witty celebration of books, libraries and bookshops. Written by Daniel Grey, it is an unashamed love letter, comprising fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to the simple joy to be found in reading and the rituals around it.

To celebrate the publication of Scribbles in the Margins, we’re giving away two sets of ten proofs to two lucky reading groups!

For the chance to win simply tell us about your reading group and let us know if you’re happy to review the book. Once your group has read the book, we’d love if you’d tweet us your thoughts to @BloomsburyBooks

To apply, please log in and get in touch with the contact listed by 23rd June.


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Earlier this week we introduced you to our Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction reading groups. Now we are pleased to present our Library Ambassadors. These 3 librarians will be shadowing this year’s Prize by reading the six shortlisted titles and will also be promoting the Prize in their libraries.

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