Le Bureau now has it’s very own library courtesy of writer-in-residence, Rosy Edwards.
Rosy is having a jolly around Asia for most of February, leaving her desk free, and full of books thanks to her role as co-founder of writers’ community The Riff Raff.
“The Riff Raff is a monthly book event where five, debut authors read from their first book and dispense advice to anyone hoping to get published,” says Rosy.
“We get sent copies of all the authors’ books in advance– plus a few more that just turn up.
“As I’ll be away, and my desk will essentially be standing empty, I’ve turned it into a mini library to share the literary love with Le Bu’s wonderful members.”
The library will be open before 9am and again after 6pm, and will operate on an honour system: anyone wanting to borrow a book should sign it out along with the date borrowed then sign it back in again when they’re done.
It’s a way of getting your hands on books for free, as well as a great opportunity to discover talented new authors.
“The Riff Raff champions debut authors, so all the books are at the forefront of the contemporary literature scene,” says Rosy.
On this note, Rosy asks that you please only borrow what you know you can return.
The library will be open as of 30th January so head over to Rosy’s desk on the far side on F7 (the Brown Room is the closest meeting room) to borrow a book.
Have a marvellous month, and happy reading.
Le Bureau Library recommends…
Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Historical fiction that covers the real-life of murder of two young children and siblings. The police suspect their mother…but is she guilty?
All The Clocks In This House Tell Different Times by Xan Brook
This eerie novel about ‘strange men in the woods’ was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017.
Scoundrels edited by James Peak and Duncan Crowe
What happens when two, elderly ex-military gents start sharing their memories over email? This book will have you laughing out loud on the tube.
Falling Through Fire by Clifford Thompson
Firefighter turned journalist Cliff Thompson recollects his time on the front line of The London Fire Brigade. A timely, heart-racing page-turner.
Trying by Emily Phillips
Who knew that trying for a baby via IVF could even be funny? Emily Phillips has managed it in her brave, warm and ultimately hopeful memoir.