Books and reading

Authors, bibliographies and publishing

Book reviews

Book shops

  • Amazon is an online bookstore including readers reviews
  • Waterstones is a bookseller that has a local branch in Walsall

Children’s books and reading


Interesting reads and news

Library Catalogues & Collections

  • British Library has a great library catalogue to explore!
  • COPAC has extensive access to the largest university libraries
  • Digital Bodleian – Search the Bodleian Library digital collections


  • Poetry Society is great for poets and poetry lovers
  • Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands

Readers groups

Reader Development

There is also a range of online databases available to you through our online resources page, which can help you with your enquiries. If you want to access some of these from home then you will need a current library card. Please pop in to your local library and ask staff for details or email us at