Newby & Scalby Library

450 Scalby Road, Scarborough, YO12 6EE

Phone: 01609 534059




Come and sit on the ‘throne’ in our entrance and browse our display of some of the books chosen for the Big Jubilee Read.

The seventy titles consist of ten books from each decade of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign, offering a brilliant selection of beautiful and thrilling writing produced by authors from a wide range of Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, UK. Renowned authors Margaret Atwood, E. R. Braithwaite, Anthony Burgess, John le Carré, Bernardine Evaristo, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marlon James, Hilary Mantel, Andrea Levy, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Douglas Stuart, Derek Walcott, and Markus Zusak are included. The campaign enables readers to engage in the discovery and celebration of great books and shines a spotlight on lesser-known books and authors that deserve recognition.

You can borrow the titles we have available or buy some of them since we have some second-hand titles, donated by our customers which we sell for 50p or less, to help pay our bills!  There’s some real bargains!  Here’s volunteer Ray on the throne!  Also featured below are two magnificent post box toppers, made by Lee Appleby who attends our Wednesday afternoon Crafty Articles group.  What a talent!