Pictures of the Week

Take a look at this week's round-up of pictures from star-studded book launches and bookshop appearances to the Scribbler school tour with Hay Festival...

Friends of Giovanna Fletcher joined her at the Rosewood London to celebrate the launch of her new book, Letters on Motherhood. The book is a collection of heart felt letters that Giovanna has written to her three sons, husband Tom Fletcher, and others who have had an impact on her life. Pictured: Rochelle Humes and Giovanna Fletcher.

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2020 closes after events in Newport, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Wrexham over the past fortnight, where 1,671 pupils and teachers in total took part. 

Frankie Bridge helped kick off the Best Small Shops Competition, an annual contest organised by the Independent Retailers Confederation that finds the UK’s best small retailer. The contest launched at Linghams Booksellers, an independent bookstore in Heswall. Pictured: Sue Porter, owner, Linghams Bookshop and Frankie Bridge.

Karl Newson at the launch of his new picture book, I am Not an Elephant, with his team from Macmillan Children's Books at Waterstones in Covent Garden.

Burlesque performer Sapphira appeared at Waterstones Chelsea prior to her show at Pizza Express The Pheasantry to brighten up an otherwise rainy day and sign copies of her book 'Burlesque or Bust' accompanied by dancers Sugar Kane and ZoeKee. (Photos by Frederick Yamada)