This issue, our first of 2017, we enjoy the delights of our City of Literature on foot, with literary walks and poems on steps. We herald the return of our really big book sale - back in the basement car park of City Library for three days of bargains. We relish the delights of Burns-inspired poetry with our poetry competition winners. And we look at some of the behind-the-scenes goings-on at the Library, along with our usual plethora of book reviews, new releases, holidays abroad, desertion on desert islands, and wonderful local poetry. Plus there are bustles galore for iD Fashion Week!