The Reader Cafe is on the move

We’re transforming Calderstones Mansion House to create The International Centre for Shared Reading. To allow essential works on the building to get underway, The Reader Cafe will be moving to a new, temporary home in the courtyard next to The Storybarn and The Reader Ice Cream Parlour.

The location may be changing for a while, but customers can expect the same menu, the same prices and the same warm Reader welcome. As we settle in, we’ll also be expanding the menu in the coming weeks.

The last day in our current Cafe is Monday 29 January. The cafe will then be closed from Tuesday 30 January to Friday 2 February with reopening set for Saturday 3 February.

And as a special welcome to our new, temporary home, The Reader Cafe will be offering free teas and filter coffees to the first fifty customers in our new home!

Last day: Monday 29 January
Closed: Tuesday 30 January – Friday 2 February
Reopen – Saturday 3 February

Work begins to transform Calderstones Mansion into The International Centre for Shared Reading

Today, The Reader announce the next stage of work will begin to transform Calderstones Mansion House into The International Centre for Shared Reading.

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What next for the Calderstones?

A message from our Heritage Stories Maker Richard MacDonald on upcoming developments at Calderstones:

Last Friday I had the pleasure of showing BBC Radio Merseyside DJ Sean Styles around The Calderstones.

Sean has long been a champion of Liverpool’s hidden heritage and having heard about The Reader’s plans to move the stones he was keen to get the details and learn more about their importance in Liverpool’s history. Sean said he’d seen the stones many years ago but had never been up close so it was a real treat to allow him access to the greenhouse to appreciate them up close.

You can hear the full interview with Richard, starting at 1 hour and 9 minutes in, here.