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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 • 30 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.

    An interview with fantasy writer Ben Aaronovitch

    An interview with fantasy writer Ben Aaronovitch

    Ben Aaronovitch, the award-winning author of the Rivers of London series, joined us to talk about his latest novella, Winter’s Gifts. You can also watch this episode on YouTube. If you enjoyed listening to this episode with Ben Aaronovitch, why not check out our interviews with Shannon Chakraborty, Jack Jordan, and Femi Fadugba.

    • 41 min
    Unlikely Connections | Beth O’Leary Interview

    Unlikely Connections | Beth O’Leary Interview

    Beth O’Leary joins us for this episode of Love Your Library to talk about her new novel, The Wake-Up Call. Hear about what inspires her – including her love of Hampshire! With her popular debut book The Flatshare hitting TV screens in 2022, we were delighted to chat to Beth. Then, Hattie and Kate chat to library team assistant, Anne-Marie. They share their recommended reads, three very different novels all set during wartime. Plus, Anne-Marie tells us about everything coming up at Bordon Library. Make sure you check their...

    • 41 min
    Romanticise Reading | Fiona Walker Interview

    Romanticise Reading | Fiona Walker Interview

    In this edition of the Love Your Library podcast, we speak to much loved romance writer, Fiona Walker. With an impressive career spanning several decades and including over 20 books, we were thrilled to get a chance to catch up with her about her latest countryside romp – Country Secrets. Reserve a copy online via the Hampshire Libraries catalogue. This episode also includes a conversation with Area Manager Liz Weighell, who speaks to us about her passion for children’s literacy. And in the spirit of inspiring children to...

    • 52 min
    Ready, Set, Read! | Summer Reading Challenge Special

    Ready, Set, Read! | Summer Reading Challenge Special

    The Summer Reading Challenge has kicked off! To celebrate, this month’s episode of Love Your Library is all about children’s books. First, Kate talks to author and illustrator Kev Payne about how he got into writing and why libraries are magical places. Then, Kate and Anna speak to Rebecca, who works at Winchester and Alresford libraries. They talk about their favourite children’s books and Rebecca tells us why libraries are so important for parents and families. If you have a child who wants to sign up to the...

    • 51 min
    Faith Hogan interview

    Faith Hogan interview

    The Love Your Library podcast was joined by Faith Hogan for this episode. Faith Hogan is the bestselling author of uplifting fiction titles like The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club, The Girl I Used to Know, and My Husband’s Wives. Hattie chatted to Faith about her latest book, The Guest House by the Sea. Set in the fictional Irish coastal village of Ballycove, the book tells a story about how the places people escape to can provide the ideal setting for self-reflection and transformation. Faith also speaks about her...

    • 25 min
    Pride Month | Sam Kenyon Interview

    Pride Month | Sam Kenyon Interview

    On this Pride Month edition of Love Your Library, we’re joined by Sam Kenyon who talks to us about his debut novel, I Am Not Raymond Wallace. Hear about the stories, articles and experiences that inspired Sam, as well as about what else he’s got in the pipeline at the moment. Plus, top up your pile as we hear from Ren, one of our library team assistants, and Cordelia, an avid library user, about their top LGBTQ+ picks. Find the books mentioned in this episode: The Gay Metropolis...

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

craigasaunders ,

A fantastic listen for book lovers!

A fantastic listen for book lovers! The range of authors, books and topics that are covered means that there is something for everyone in this show. Also a great way to connect with your local library - a definite listen for me!

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.

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