• The writing game

    Fiona Sherlock Writer

    We were almost finished with a year of house-sitting for my sister-in-law when we decided to host a murder mystery party. Navigating online, I was... Read more

  • Whitaker vs Maxwell

    David Hooper

    In the early 1980s, David Whitaker, who recently passed away, was sued by Robert Maxwell while at the helm of The Bookseller. Intrigue ensued...... Read more

  • Treasure island

    Philip Jones

    Is there a collective term for a group of booksellers? After an exhilarating two days at the Booksellers Association Annual Conference, I am convinced there... Read more

  • The lost books

    Andrew Hankinson Author

    My second book was due out on 9 July 2020. Then, like a lot of authors, I got an email from my publisher: “I am... Read more

  • Missing persons wanted

    Indi Deol Founder of DesiBlitz Literature Festival

    Growing up in the West Midlands, I turned my back on reading books and even visiting libraries for many years. When I start to think... Read more

  • Picture power

    Charlotte Hacking Learning and Programmes Director, CLPE

    Far too many times, I’ve been in a bookshop or a school and heard adults persuade a child away from a picture book and encouraged... Read more

  • Supporting neurodivergent writers

    Louise Tondeur Author

    As this article is partly about being a late-diagnosed neurodivergent writer, I’ll start with the caveat that neurodivergent people definitely don’t experience life in the same... Read more

  • Together

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    For all of the acres of prose devoted over the past few weeks to the Irish writer Sally Rooney and her new book Beautiful World,... Read more

  • Rethinking productivity

    Anna Vaught Author

    Are you feeling the pressure? As we start a 'new term', post-restrictions, I know many authors are feeling compelled to start or continue at a certain pace.... Read more

  • Why representation matters

    Penny Batchelor Author

    ‘Representation matters’ is a phrase we hear bandied around quite often in publishing, but what does it mean in the real world? People read fiction... Read more

  • Rising to the challenge

    Barbara Band school library consultant and advisor

    Lockdowns put significant demands on the school library sector but librarians have adapted to cope with the new landscape. Read more

  • Spreading the word

    David Hayden service manager of development at Somerset Libraries

    Somerset Libraries’ tablet lending scheme enabled residents in areas of high deprivation to seek work or access local wellbeing services through Covid. Read more

  • The gold standard

    Cressida Cowell

    The Children’s Laureate gives an update on her Life-changing Libraries campaign to fund primary school libraries. Read more

  • Post-pandemic libraries

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    This week’s special Library Focus issue of The Bookseller includes some fascinating titbits from upcoming history The Library about the complex ways in which libraries were... Read more

  • The way forward

    Nick Poole

    Libraries and publishers have much to gain by taking a more collaborative approach in the way they work with each other  Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Beautiful World, Where Are You
    by Sally Rooney
  2. 2.
    Empire of the Vampire
    by Jay Kristoff
  3. 3.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  4. 4.
    Find You First
    by Linwood Barclay
  5. 5.
    by Jamie Oliver
  6. 6.
    by Susanna Clarke
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  8. 8.
    Comfort MOB
    by Ben Lebus
  9. 9.
    One August Night
    by Victoria Hislop
  10. 10.
    The Book of Two Ways
    by Jodi Picoult