Blogs

  • Transforming the digital offer for public libraries

    Jacob Fredrickson Single Digital Presence project manager

    As the national library of the United Kingdom, the British Library’s mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and... Read more

  • The lockdown legacy

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The speculation from on high that we are likely to be living with lockdown restrictions for at least the next six months is a bitter... Read more

  • Switching authors on to book fairs

    Davina Tijani Author

    Back in March, I was watching Twitter like it was a countdown, waiting like so many others for the inevitable to happen and for the... Read more

  • The rule of six

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Booker this week caused a minor fluctuation in the space-time continuum with the unveiling of a shortlist variously described as diverse, fresh, and baffling.... Read more

  • The alchemical bookshop

    By Martin Latham

    Manager at Waterstones

    Most bookshop customers are ahead of publishers when it comes to eclectic taste. And there’s nowehere better to explore that than in a bookshop.   ... Read more

  • Covid diaries: the bestselling author

    C L Taylor Author

    It's no secret that most authors are introverts. That doesn't mean that we don't enjoy bookshop events and literary festivals. Who doesn't love talking about... Read more

  • The Booker Prize announcement

    Alice O'Keeffe

    Even for a prize that thrives on controversy, the omission of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light from the Booker shortlist today is a big... Read more

  • The everyone store

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As was the case when it launched in the US earlier this year, the arrival of the UK branch of Bookshop.org is timely... Read more

  • The BBC's commitment to books

    Jonty Claypole Director of BBC Arts

    The last six months, since the start of lockdown, has been full of revelations - for us as a society and for all of us... Read more

  • Inaudible

    Cory Doctorow Author

    I am emphatically not a self-published author: I did one short story collection on my own, made a goodly sum, but got no writing done... Read more

  • Libraries need change from the top

    Tim Coates Library campaigner

    Autumn brings cheerful news of good footfall in bookshops, but we do not hear the same bells ringing for public libraries. Last week Libraries Connected, the government-funded... Read more

  • The art of the normal

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Super Thursday has arrived early this year. Read more

  • Promoting authors

    Joanne Harris author

    The publishing frenzy that is Super Thursday will leave many authors in the cold, having to find new ways to engage with potential readers of... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: changing times

    Ansa Khan Khattak commissioning editor, Picador

    In terms of technology, we were lucky to be well set up for remote working: our company had already made sure we were equipped with... Read more

  • What do we actually know about British readers?

    By Jared Shurin

    at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    We have a vague idea, and a great deal of received wisdom, but, notoriously, we’ve found it challenging to answer some of the simplest questions.... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    by Robert Galbraith
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    by Richard Osman
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