The Poetry Business Library Partnerships

The Poetry Business regularly works with libraries to provide writing workshops and poetry readings.



For four years, Ann Sansom led a weekly writers' workshop in the Huddersfield City Library as a part of Kirklees Community Writing Programme, as well as workshops in Derbyshire libraries in collaboration with The Poetry Society.



In 2011, The Poetry Business organised a programme of readings in libraries across the country. As part of the organisation's 25th anniversary, the 'Big Poetry Day' saw a variety of Smith/Doorstop poets performing in their local library.


Library orders

Libraries are entitled to a 40% discount on purchases of Smith/Doorstop titles and The North magazine. 

Our list includes children's poetry and textbooks, as well as a wide range of prize-winning contemporary poetry. Current subscribers to The North include libraries across the UK and USA


Contact us

To place an order with Smith/Doorstop or The North, just complete the form here and we will get back to you to confirm.

To book Ann and Peter for a workshop, email

To book one of our poets for a reading, contact our marketing manager, Allison, at mac [at]




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