Blogs

  • The Newton and Charkin show

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    The publishing world will be watching with interest Richard Charkin's move to Bloomsbury. Read more

  • David Roche Q&A

    By Alison Flood

    Borders UK chief executive responds to questions following the management buyout of the UK chain from its US parent. Read more

  • The independent gene

    By Helen Kogan

    independent publishers share a genetic coding which combines the 'bloody-minded' gene, and the 'let's look at it another way' gene. Read more

  • When Borders met Books Etc

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Back in 1997 publishers reacted with unbridled joy and excitement to the news that US giant Borders had bought Books Etc. Ten years on, things... Read more

  • The Retail Awards in pictures

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Photos from The Bookseller Retail Awards 2007. Read more

  • Celebrating the fine art of bookselling

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The Bookseller Retail Awards were confirmation, yet again, that the book trade is in rude health, despite, or perhaps because of, the rapid pace of... Read more

  • Retail Awards: New-century booksellers

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The Bookseller Retail Awards demonstrates how fresh challenges are bringing out the best in British booksellers. Read more

  • Learning curve

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    A new direction is needed to save the campus bookshop from the same fate of irrelevance as the college television room. Read more

  • James Collins: Beginner's Greek

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    This romantic comedy, due out for Valentine's Day, leaves our previewer cold. Read more

  • iTunes for books?

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    Will the publishing business go the same way as music and DVDs, with customers succumbing to the convenience of downloads? Read more

  • Ministers misbriefed

    By TIM COATES

    Libraries need more books, but they are unlikely to get them while ministers continue to quote wrong information. Read more

  • Michel on a mission at PFD

    By Alison Flood

    Agenting has long left behind its amateur reputation, Michel's move is a sign that it has entered the big league. Read more

  • Publish and be pulped

    By Padraig Reidy

    Another UK publisher has fallen foul of the UK libel system that allows the rich and powerful to stifle investigation. Read more

  • A decent bookshop in Wood Green?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    The former managers of Waterstone's Wood Green plan to open an independent bookshop in the same area. Read more

  • Publishers are being out-Googled

    By Eoin PURCELL

    Associate Publisher at

    Google, LibraryThing and Amazon have had greater success at building online tools for books than publishers: do techies understand books better than book people?... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    The World's Worst Children 3
    by David Walliams & Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    The Rooster Bar
    by John Grisham
  3. 3.
    The Break
    by Marian Keyes
  4. 4.
    Munich
    by Robert Harris
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    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  6. 6.
    The President is Missing
    by President Bill Clinton & James Patterson
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    First Man In
    by Ant Middleton
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    Sleeping in the Ground
    by Peter Robinson
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    Into the Water
    by Paula Hawkins
  10. 10.
    The Midnight Line
    by Lee Child