They celebrated their first birthday on Saturday 19th August with a traditional party. Mary Briggs, Chief Executive at Seven Stories says "We have had 80,000 people through the door in our first year and fantastic feedback from visitors young and old." Elizabeth Hammill, Collections Development Director "It's been a roller coaster ride in the politics, economics and challenges of initiating a new cultural enterprise".
Seven Stories is based in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle and is open daily. There is a large children's bookshop, changing exhibitions and a growing collections of books, artworks, manuscripts and other pre-publication materials by modern authors and illustrators.