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  • The Retail Awards 2008 in pictures

    By Katie Allen

    Other at

    <p><img width="324" height="215" src="/documents/UserContributed/image/awards%20web.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img width="324" height="215" src="/documents/UserContributed/image/awards1%20web.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img width="324" height="215" src="/documents/UserContributed/image/awards2%20web.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img width="324" height="215" src="/documents/UserContributed/image/awards3%20web.jpg"... Read more

  • Waterstone's back in the big time

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    <p>At times the book world can seem a little detached from the wider world, and that is never more true than this week--we celebrate success... Read more

  • New Hitchhiker: Is Fowl fair?

    By Benedicte Page

    <p>Those in charge of literary estates now routinely look for opportunities to refresh their brand beyond the standard fare of repackages and TV adaptations. Commissioning... Read more

  • A chemist for the mind

    By Sophie Howarth

    <p>The School of Life is a place to explore how culture can help us think through everyday concerns. Engaging with the history of ideas may... Read more

  • Vive (children's) librarians!

    By Susie Cornfield

    <p>I met an amazing bunch of people at the weekend. Dedicated, professional, friendly and fun, working way outside their normal brief, sometimes misunderstood by a... Read more

  • Hostage to fortune

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    <p>UK book jacket designers&rsquo; creativity is being held hostage by in-house sales and marketing teams and increasingly powerful retail buyers. <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/in-depth/feature/66964-cover-to-cover.html" target="_blank">That, at... Read more

  • Gunn leaves Blackwell a better place

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    <p>What a difference a year makes. Last September, Blackwell c.e.o. Vince Gunn was on The Bookseller Retail Awards podium, as the academic bookseller took home... Read more

  • What are we so afraid of?

    By Clare Alexander

    Chair at AITKEN ALEXANDER ASSOCIATES LTD

    <p>The news that a GCSE examining board has decided Carol Ann Duffy's poem: &quot;Today I am Going to Kill Something&quot; glorifies knife crime and has... Read more

  • Unsolicited expectations

    By Kate Hyde

    at

    <p>What doesn't my first boss, LittleBrown's excellent Richard Beswick, know? <br /> <br /> Well, for one, I spent over 10 hours at... Read more

  • Blip year for Beijing

    By Ian Taylor

    <p>The 15th Beijing International Book Fair came to an end on Thursday 4th September. It took place in Tianjin, 120km Southeast of Beijing and there... Read more

  • Campaigning for the Book

    By Alan Gibbons

    <p>It started with a phone call. The Save the Libraries Campaign in Doncaster asked me to speak. On a hot July evening I addressed a... Read more

  • Tunes set the tone

    By Polly Jaffe

    <p>I have been enjoying Sarah Maitland&rsquo;s <i>Book of Silence</i>. Watch out for it in November from Granta. This wonderful book extols the pleasures, and so... Read more

  • Don't get depressed

    By Andrew Crawford

    <p>When our esteemed chancellor Alistair Darling warns us that world economic conditions &quot;are arguably the worst they've been in 60 years&quot;, we need to stop... Read more

  • Pottering about no longer

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    <p>This week we see another clear indicator of how Bloomsbury will develop in the aftermath of Harry Potter as the publisher launches its new academic... Read more

  • The one dimensional Reader

    By Graeme Neill

    Other at

    <p>I've always been a bit of a technology fan. I can't seem to leave my house without my iPod nestled in my pocket and two... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    Freed
    by E L James
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    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  3. 3.
    Us Three
    by Ruth Jones
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    You Are a Champion
    by Rashford, Marcus & Anka, Carl
  5. 5.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
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    Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking
    by Tom Kerridge
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    The Summer Seekers
    by Sarah Morgan
  8. 8.
    Hamnet
    by Maggie O'Farrell
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    Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
    by Carole Matthews
  10. 10.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart