Hardbacks lead summer reading line-up

Hardbacks lead summer reading line-up

Publishers and booksellers are expecting this year’s summer reading to be driven by key hardback releases, contrasting sharply to the focus in recent years on paperback and backlist.

Nearly all retailers contacted by The Bookseller heavily tipped two of the most hyped books of the year to top the summer charts: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird follow-up Go Set a Watchman (Heinemann, 14th July) and David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl in the Spider’s Web (MacLehose Press, 27th August). 

Meanwhile, the bestselling Adult Fiction hardback of the y...

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