Tired of browsing the shelves and fancy a nice Colombian coffee and a natter with other literary types? Try these friends of the Librarian:

Calenture, a contemporary poetry blog run by our founder, Oliver Tearle.

Peripeteia, run by Neil Bowen, aimed especially at A-Level and undergraduate English students, with helpful forums covering many aspects of English literature.

The Secret Victorianist, devoted to lesser-known works of Victorian literature.

And the excellent Victorian Web has some fine resources for the student or enthusiast of Victorian literature.

The marvellous Quote Garden, with fine quotations for every occasion.

Pete Wharmby‘s blog on teaching English, among many other fine things.

Jonathan Taylor, writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, on poetry, novels, memoirs, and much else besides.

Alexander Atkins runs this glorious page, Bookshelf, which is full of fascinating posts about literature, language, and related subjects.

The great Gary Dexter‘s blog on how books got their titles and other fine literary matters.

Kenneth Hickey’s superb blog ‘A Year in the Academy‘, on studying an MA in Modernities at University College Cork.

Himadri Chatterjee, the Argumentative Old Git, on all manner of literary interests.

The excellent book blog, Kaggy’s Bookish Ramblings.