Blogs

  • Building from scratch in Beijing

    By Katherine Rushton

    The bidding war for Victoria Beckham's tome was a turning point for China's book fair - and small publishers should join the fun.... Read more

  • Job swap

    By Clare Alexander

    Chair at AITKEN ALEXANDER ASSOCIATES LTD

    Booksellers and publishers are blurring their roles, while everybody wants to be a writer. We all need to go back to basics. Read more

  • Where's the limit

    By PAUL SMIDDY

    Other at Freelance

    Supermarkets appear to be taking an increasing share of the book market. Is there a limit to their interest? Read more

  • The Beijing book bustle

    By Katherine Rushton

    The Beijing International Book Fair opened today with some very senior publishers mingling with some very overheated cartoon characters. Read more

  • Reading for pleasure

    By Lynne Hatwell

    A Devon-based health visitor has become one of the most influential literary figures in the blogosphere, courted by publishers and respected by readers. Read more

  • Break for Borders?

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Maverick entrepreneur Luke Johnson has emerged as a backer for a Borders buy-out. But will his buccaneering style put a few noses out of joint?... Read more

  • The essential Orbach

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    From the global economy to high street discounting there is little Quarto's c.e.o. Laurence Orbach does not have a view on.... Read more

  • Finding firm ground

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    The returns system protects inefficient companies and fosters sloppy buying. But a move to firm sale terms won Read more

  • Staying ahead of publishers

    By MARK THWAITE

    Other at

    The Book Depository's old website was "thrown up in an afternoon": but as more publishers start selling books direct from their own websites, the site... Read more

  • Libraries need a line in the sand

    By Katherine Rushton

    The lack of a clear national mandate for the UK public library service risks death by a thousand cuts. Read more

  • A prize chance missed?

    By Alison Flood

    The new Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award could have championed books from outside the mainstream. Read more

  • Making one year of reading last a decade

    By Caroline Horn

    Editor at Readingzone

    Can the industry work together to create a lasting legacy from next year's National Year of Reading? Read more

  • Sarah Hall: The Carhullan Army

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor And News Editor at The Bookseller

    In a distintegrating future England, an alternative community of women forge a life for themselves outside the oppressive control of The Authority. Read more

  • Edinburgh dispatches

    By Alison Flood

    With fewer household name authors than Hay or Cheltenham, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is forced to be creative with its programming and keep a... Read more

  • Future fiction

    By Anthony Cheetham

    With all the talk of libraries turning their backs on fiction, perhaps the future lies with independent booksellers. Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  4. 4.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  5. 5.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    The Art of Resilience
    by Ross Edgley
  8. 8.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
  9. 9.
    Many Rivers to Cross
    by Peter Robinson
  10. 10.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May