The Quiet Days

We’ll come back to this image in a bit and what it might imply, but first let’s get out walking. On my own today, Sarah’s back at her funeral celebrant work. I love the quiet days when Christmas has gone and today begins┬áso sunny it would be just wrong not to take my camera out […]

Lister Steps: Walking into the future? Part Two

Returning to Lister Drive and the possible future of its near derelict library building. In Part One of our exploration of Lister Drive, between Old Swan and Tuebrook, we found that it once had three buildings by Liverpool’s most celebrated municipal architect, Thomas Shelmerdine, a library, a school and a swimming baths. The home, for […]

Lister Steps: Walking into the future? Part One

A two part pictorial special on plans to bring the almost derelict Lister Drive library building back to life. I’ve spent a good deal of time this past year writing about, thinking about and talking about public libraries and austerity politics. Trying to work out how we hold on to as many as possible while […]

Wallasey: A Tale of Two Libraries

Having been keeping a very careful eye on Liverpool’s libraries over the past few months, I decided I go and see how our neighbours are getting on with their’s over the water in Wallasey.I don’t know Wallasey very well at all. I know New Brighton, which is part of it, and was last there a […]

The Gift

Today I want to show you something exquisite. A gift to us, the people of Liverpool, from early in the 20th Century. As you can see from those opening times, the library is already suffering from austerity politics. No evening opening and closed altogether 3 days a week. But things might be about to get […]