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Gladfest is back and online

by Gladstones Library | Wednesday, 11th August 2021

Gladfest, the UK’s friendliest festival, is back.  

Tickets for Gladfest 2021, which features talks with writers like Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent) and Katie Hale (My name is Monster), have gone on sale this week.  

This year the festival will be underpinned by both the normal and the new; most of the guest speakers are familiar faces, but Gladfest will be held live online for the first time. 



    Unisex Toilets at Gladstone's Library

    by Gladstones Library | Monday, 02nd August 2021

    We have received a few enquiries about our conversion from sex-specific to unisex toilets. Here, we offer some clarifications.  




      Writers in Residence Shortlist 2022

      by Gladstones Library | Friday, 23rd July 2021

      Gladstone’s Library is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Writers in Residence award.  

      Every year, the UK’s only residential library, situated in Hawarden, hosts four authors as part of this highly competitive and prestigious award.  

















      A Christmas Message from Gladstone's Library

      by Louisa Yates | Wednesday, 27th January 2021

      Dear Friends,

      I am writing this sitting alone in Gladstone’s Library pondering this fading year and wondering what the next year will bring. Will the vaccine give us hope of a return to normality?