Blogs

  • Where is our next read?

    Georgia Henry campaign executive

    ​Recently the way we find out about new titles has changed. We spend less time standing on train platforms next to a poster of your... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the book designer

    Carmen Balit Designer at Atlantic Books

    The weekend before the government announced the lockdown I was due to go to Bristol to visit a friend, and a few days earlier we’d... Read more

  • The long view

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Bookseller has been sold just three times in its 162-year history; the first time in 1998 by the founding Whitaker family to VNU (now... Read more

  • The realities of being an Instagram poet

    Blake Auden Poet

    I have been writing poetry most of my life. Encouraged by my English teacher as a child, I used writing as a way of dealing... Read more

  • What is a bookshop for?

    Mark Thornton Mentor at Unwin Charitable Trust

    The Zoom call was going well. I liked the technology on show, and I felt bookshops could definitely benefit from using it. It provided a... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the marketing executive

    Hamza Jahanzeb Marketing executive at Icon Books

    I usually don’t travel back to my hometown in Lancashire unless it's to visit family and friends - and that isn’t often, as I regularly catch up with them on their... Read more

  • Reading across the generations

    Lachlan Brown Founder of Best By The Numbers

    The reading habits of people in the UK can provide golden insight for publishers. But they're all too often clouded by assumptions and anecdotes rather than... Read more

  • Publishing the full Spectrum

    Lydia Wilkins Journalist

    For a long time, I felt like I had been failed by publishing. After a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome - now Autism Spectrum Disorder (or... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the librarian

    Zoey Dixon Librarian at Lambeth Libraries

    Some people are surprised when I say I didn’t find lockdown that bad. I had some practise (although less restrictive of course) when I stayed... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the book club founder

    Melissa Cummings-Quarry Co-founder of Black Girls Book Club

    It happened so suddenly. One moment I was at work, bleaching everything in sight, using extra splashes of Dettol - that infamous Caribbean Aunty staple with... Read more

  • Ignore, focus or avoid? How authors are tackling COVID-19

    Gillian Harvey author

    Many of us enjoy getting lost in historical novels, often set in periods of history when great change was taking place. Contemporary fiction is usually... Read more

  • How to promote books by black authors

    Hephzibah Kwakye-Saka Senior campaigns manager at Riot Communications

    As a black publicist with more than seven years in culture and entertainment publicity, I have sat in many all-white creative meetings where the genuine... Read more

  • How coronavirus made me fall in love with bookselling again

    Katie Clapham bookseller at Storytellers, Inc.

    It’s a strange thing, when you realise, you’ve fallen out of love. It’s kind of embarrassing, really. Noticing that things are messy, and that you... Read more

  • 2020 sideswipe

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Future historians of the book business will have a problem when they look back on 2020. Read more

  • Place writing in a pandemic

    David Cooper and Rachel Lichtenstein, co-directors at the Centre for Place Writing

    Since the turn of the millennium, whether responding to globalisation, the rise of digital technologies, or the climate emergency, many writers have become increasingly preoccupied... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  2. 2.
    7 Ways
    by Jamie Oliver
  3. 3.
    Think Like a Monk
    by Jay Shetty
  4. 4.
    The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
  5. 5.
    The Boy from the Woods
    by Harlan Coben
  6. 6.
    Once Upon A Tyne
    by Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly
  7. 7.
    Zero Negativity
    by Ant Middleton
  8. 8.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  9. 9.
    Those Who Are Loved
    by Victoria Hislop
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy