Blogs

  • 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

  • Booker's golden egg

    By Howard Davies

    "There seems to be an assumption that if you have taken a long time to decide, you must have had a row."... Read more

  • Breaking the chain

    By Matthew Clarke

    If the statistics are to be believed, chain bookshops are losing out to supermarkets and switched-on independents. Read more

  • Who

    By Ben Johncock

    With 10% of Britons aspiring to write, unpublished writers need publishers and agents more than ever. Read more

  • Publishing needs to shout louder

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Publishing is probably Britain's most successful creative industry, but you wouldn't know it from some coverage of the Booker. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Pullman, Philip
  2. 2.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  4. 4.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  5. 5.
    Sword of Kings
    by Bernard Cornwell
  6. 6.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
  7. 7.
    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
  8. 8.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  9. 9.
    Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
    by Andrew Ridgeley
  10. 10.
    The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
    by Fletcher, Tom