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One Book at a Time by Lucy Owen


This week, the UCL Publishers’ Prize team was delighted to host a Book Drive in collaboration with CILIP and Youth Libraries Group!

This year coincides with the centenary for the Department of Information Studies, a very exciting event for UCL! UCL’s Department of Information Studies began the first school of Librarianship, so it is only fitting that the theme for this year’s Publishers’ Prize is libraries.


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In celebration of our theme, we decided to give back to libraries around the country by encouraging donations of children’s and young adult books from UCL students and staff, and they certainly delivered!


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We received books of every genre, suitable for a wide range of ages. The books were all in fantastic condition and lovingly chosen by our generous donators. We ended on a high note with our ‘Tea for Books’ event, where we gave away a hot cup of tea or coffee in exchange for donations. We also had a cheeky bit of Swiss chocolate, kindly donated by Fabienne Schwizer!



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Thank you very much to everyone who brought in donations. They are going to a very worthwhile cause and are much appreciated! Also, thank you also to the Publishers’ Prize marketing team, Anna and Karina, for putting together the event and promoting it so well!

Be sure to keep an eye out for the 2020 Publishers’ Prize, an anthology written and published by students!


~ Lucy Owen

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