Blogs

  • Sport beats highbrow

    By Graham Sharpe

    As the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award longlist is announced, it is tough to understand why the literary world seems to look... Read more

  • Tim Harford: The Logic of Life

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Funny, brutal and eye-opening: a rational choice theorist explores the economics of love and marriage. Read more

  • More than a bookshop

    By Denis Hellewell

    Independent bookshops need to diversify to survive, but when do you stop being a bookshop and start becoming a coffee shop, ice-cream parlour, cyber caf... Read more

  • 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

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    by Dan Brown
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    by Gail Honeyman
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    by Adam Kay
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    End Game
    by David Baldacci
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    I'll Keep You Safe
    by Peter May
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    Ready Player One
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    by Jamie Oliver
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    by James Patterson
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    The Love Letter
    by Lucinda Riley
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    Last Letter Home
    by Rachel Hore