Book Information

We think you will find the following links useful, but please note that Cheshire East Council accepts no responsibility for external sites or their contents.

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Books and reading groups

  • 123 Price Check Searches for the best new book price in the UK
  • Book Sorter Books recommended for children by children. Part of the Reading Agency's children's summer reading challenge
  • Cambridge History of English and American Literature Covers up to the end of the Nineteenth century
  • Fantastic Fiction Comprehensive bibliographies for over 15,000 authors as well as information on 250,000 books including cover picture, description and publication details
  • Good Reads Book lists and reviews, plus Goodreads Choice Awards
  • HealthyBooks Books for parents or anyone working with children, particularly children with physical or emotional problems
  • Historical Novels
  • Life and works of William Shakespeare
  • Literature Map
  • LoveReading4Kids Book recommendations by age
  • MacGuffin Self-publishing platform from Comma Press. Wealth of short stories and poetry to read or listen to, or publish your own writing and recordings. Login required
  • Rare Book Room
  • Reading Ahead Adult fiction suggestions according to type and level of read
  • Reading Groups for Everyone UK's largest reading group network, hosted by The Reading Agency
  • Reading lists Cheshire East lists based on book awards, special collections, best sellers, talking books and more
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Free talking books service with over 25,000 titles. Available as digital downloads or by post on DAISY CD or USB stick. Braille and giant print books also available, as well as music scores, and newspapers and magazines in a range of formats
  • Super Summary Study guides for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Whichbook Enter your preferences and discover books that match your needs, or explore great book lists
  • YAKBooks Reading suggestions for young adults and children arranged by topic


eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can enjoy the best collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile devices, via the BorrowBox library app or use the service online if you're using a computer or a traditional e-reader.

To get the app, install BorrowBox on your Apple iOS or Android device. From the App store or Google play store.

To start borrowing immediately, select Cheshire East and Cheshire West Libraries within the app and enter your library card number and PIN/Password. It’s that simple, just browse, borrow and download bestselling titles today.

You can loan up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at any one time and place holds on items that are out on loan.

You will also find a list of ebook resources in our directory of services, under eBooks.


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