• Making virtual local

    Philippa Cochrane Head of reading communities at Scottish Book Trust

    When we started planning Book Week Scotland 2020, the natural fit for the theme was future: the year was filled with exciting possibilities and interactive,... Read more

  • Readers want academic expertise

    Katie Metzler Associate vice president, social science innovation at SAGE

    In May of this year, SAGE publishing took a step that was part gamble, part experiment. As discussions over lockdown policies dominated the global conversation,... Read more

  • Biden time

    Stephen Lotinga C.e.o. of the Publishers Association

    Like many of you, last week was spent with interrupted sleep, a constant eye on US news channels and fingers crossed. This weekend brought with... Read more

  • Yinka, where is your editor? Part 1

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn and Katy Loftus Author and editor at Penguin Books

    Debut author of Yinka Where is Your Huzband, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, and her editor Katy Loftus at Penguin, dish the dirt on the reality behind... Read more

  • A year of disruption

    By Sam Missingham

    Head Of Audience Development at Book Lounge

    It is worth taking a moment to thank our lucky stars that the book industry has fared significantly better than many other industries this year.... Read more

  • A narrow path through

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As I wrote back in March, the enforced closing of bookshop doors is a terrible story for the editor of The Bookseller to report: it’s... Read more

  • Who's afraid of the big (good) Second Life Book Club?

    Bernhard Drax Host of Second Life Book Club

    Hi. I’m Bernhard Drax - award-winning media maker and former radio journalist - and I am a bookseller’s dream. On average I devour 120 books... Read more

  • Conserving creativity

    Giles Watling Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group

    I was delighted to be confirmed as the new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Writers Group (APWG) when Parliament returned at the start of September... Read more

  • Covid diaries: the education entrepreneur

    Gauthier Van Malderen Founder & c.e.o. at Perlego

    Walking into the office and seeing the team working away has quickly become the highlight of my day. Over lockdown, I found working from home... Read more

  • Irrational numbers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As I mentioned during the summer Bloomsbury has become something of a bellwether publisher for the sector, being the only big trade publisher releasing regular... Read more

  • Rather a hundred little ships

    Kieron Smith Digital director at Blackwell's

    Whilst the arrival of appears to offer independent booksellers an answer to what has been a very difficult question - how do I... Read more

  • What debut authors need to know

    Gillian Harvey Author

    Publishing a debut novel can be a stressful process for all concerned – not least the authors. Even those who feel prepared and knowledgeable can... Read more

  • Support your local bookseller

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    In June, with the coronavirus in retreat and with help from the Booksellers Association (BA), we encouraged everyone to #ChooseBookshops as high street retailers looked... Read more

  • Readings, reinvented

    Max Porter Author

    I had been working throughout 2019 on widening out and experimenting with the format of book readings. I took my second novel, Lanny, on the... Read more

  • The antisocial author

    Georgie Codd Author

    Viewers of Netflix’s recent documentary "The Social Dilemma" will now know, more acutely than ever, the impact that platforms like Twitter and Instagram are having... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
  2. 2.
    Code Name Bananas
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  4. 4.
    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
  5. 5.
    30 Day Kick Start Plan
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  7. 7.
    The Ickabog
    by J K Rowling
  8. 8.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  9. 9.
    The Deep End
    by Jeff Kinney
  10. 10.
    Ready Player Two
    by Ernest Cline