50 episodes

Love Your Library is a book lover’s podcast, brought to you by Hampshire Libraries. The library team chat with a different author every month about books that have just hit the library shelves as well as those that have been loved for years. Listen in to meet the people behind the bookcases as our library staff inspire you to find your next read.

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    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Love Your Library is a book lover’s podcast, brought to you by Hampshire Libraries. The library team chat with a different author every month about books that have just hit the library shelves as well as those that have been loved for years. Listen in to meet the people behind the bookcases as our library staff inspire you to find your next read.

    Mental Health Matters | Soon Wiley Interview

    Mental Health Matters | Soon Wiley Interview

    This episode of the Love Your Library podcast features an interview with debut novelist from across the pond, Soon Wiley, about his new release, When We Fell Apart. A compelling story of a tragic death and the harrowing steps that led up to it, When We Fell Apart is set to be flying off bookshelves globally this summer. We spoke to Soon about the rewards and challenges of the writing process, what inspired him to create this story and why libraries are so special. We were also joined...

    • 47 min
    Claire Frost Interview | Mini Episode

    Claire Frost Interview | Mini Episode

    Claire Frost, author of Married at First Swipe and Living My Best Life, joins us in this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast to talk about her latest novel The One. The story follows Lottie Brown who has finally found The One. But when Leo tragically dies just three months into their relationship, Lottie is left floundering. We talk to Claire about loss, love, and whether there really is just one person out there for each of us.   If you enjoyed this episode, you’ll love...

    • 22 min
    Half Human, Half Stories | The Amplify Project Interview

    Half Human, Half Stories | The Amplify Project Interview

    We caught up with Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker, hosts and founders of The Amplify Project. A podcast that explores the work, lives, and inspiration of Black writers for the stage, page, and screen through a series of relaxed and intimate interviews. We spoke with the podcasting duo about why they started The Amplify Project and what the future holds for them. Discover your next favourite read with book recommendations from Pauline and Patricia over on the Hampshire Libraries blog. If you would like to find out more...

    • 39 min
    The Kids Are Alright | Hannah Gold Interview

    The Kids Are Alright | Hannah Gold Interview

    In this special Kids’ Corner episode of the Love Your Library podcast, 15-year-old Ava joins our team of hosts to interview Hannah Gold, whose book, The Last Bear, was recently shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022 and the Blue Peter Award. The moving story of April’s journey to save Bear shows that nobody is too young or insignificant to make a difference. We’re also joined by Liz, an Area Manager here at Hampshire Libraries and a children’s book specialist. She makes some brilliant recommendations for our...

    • 53 min
    Making Myth | Interview with Jennifer Saint

    Making Myth | Interview with Jennifer Saint

    Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne, joins us in this episode of the Love Your Library podcast. Her debut novel breathes new life into the myth that many of us know as “Theseus and the Minotaur”, retelling the story through the eyes of Ariadne and Phaedra, the two princesses of Crete. Jennifer speaks with us about the inspiration behind her novels and why it’s so important that we revisit our classical myths with a new lens. We were also joined by Chris from the central libraries team to talk...

    • 49 min
    Jacqueline Roy Interview | Mini Episode

    Jacqueline Roy Interview | Mini Episode

    For this mini episode of the Love Your Library podcast, we were joined by author Jacqueline Roy, who spoke to us about her latest book, The Gosling Girl. Set to be released in January 2022, The Gosling Girl follows the aftermath of Michelle Cameron’s release from imprisonment, years after the horrifying crime she committed as a child has taken place. Exploring themes of memory, trauma, powerlessness and identity, Jacqueline describes the book as a ‘whydunnit’ as opposed to a ‘whodunnit’, as she unpeels the relationship (and fine line) between victim and perpetrator....

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

hdl1994 ,

A delightful way to connect with the library

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Thoughtful interviews, charming guests and brilliant recommendations from the library team members. If you love books then this is the podcast for you!

H Public Display of Affection ,

Engaging and exciting!

Podcast has been a great addition to my new commute, offering engaging conversation about a topic I am not necessarily ‘in the know’ about. The real story-tellers delving deep into their philosophy of writing and great narrative is an inspiring listen. Highly recommended for people who are book worms or book newbies.

meghi5 ,

Love our libraries and this podcast!

Great author interviews and recommendations from librarians and brilliant kids. I’m definitely inspired to try out some of the books that’ve been mentioned so far. Most importantly, I love the key message that libraries can offer so much to everyone, to feed the imagination of young and old, and inspire learning and even the next great writers. Looking forward to the next podcast!

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