Small Bells Ring

A floating library of short stories on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Small Bells Ring by artists Heather Peak & Ivan Morison is a floating public library of short stories inviting readers & writers to step on board a sculptural narrowboat called The RV Furor Scribendi. Housing the UK’s collection of short stories with over 1,000 books for both adults & children, visitors can enjoy our galley kitchen, reading salons, children’s library & writers room. 

Co-created with the community of Hyndburn, the programme and the boat (The RV Furor Scribendi) and the collection have been shaped  librarians, library users, and the communities who live and work alongside the library and canal. It is the largest collection of short stories in the UK.

Small Bells Ring is currently now moored at Rishton Bridge 108A, near Canal View Cafe, BB1 4NL (access to the towpath via the gate on Hermitage Street) until Sunday 26 June.

The library will be open every day apart from Monday inviting people to come aboard to read, day dream and float.

Library Opening Hours

11am-6pm: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
11am-8pm: Thursdays
10am-5pm: Saturdays
10am-4pm: Sundays
Closed Mondays

All welcome!

There will also be a series of workshops, readings and events. See the What’s On page for full details.

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Co-commissioned by Super Slow Way & Coventry City of Culture in partnership with Lancashire Library Services. Funded by Arts Council England and The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project, supported by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund.