Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Outgoing Quick Reads' project director Cathy Rentzenbrink with Jeffrey Archer at a party to celebrate 10 years of the Quick Reads initiative, held at the House of Commons on Monday 7th March.

Ann Cleeves speaks at the celebration of Quick Reads.

Goldsboro Books' David Headley, author Iona Grey and Fern Britton. Grey won the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s "highest accolade", The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year, for her book Letters to the Lost (Simon & Schuster) at a ceremony on Monday 7th March in London.

Winners of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s awards with presenter Fern Britton.

(From left) Author Jessie Burton with her agent Juliet Mushens and her editor Francesca Main at the Picador Showcase at Library in London on Tuesday 8th March.

Picador's Kris Doyle, author Liza Klausmann and journalist Mark Lawson at the Picador showcase.

Picador's Paul Baggaley, author Megan Bradbury, and Picador's Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs at the Picador showcase.

(From left) Cathy Rentzenbrink, Hannah Kohler and Emma Chapman at the Picador showcase.

Author L S Hilton (right) with buying director Simon Morley at Gardner’s warehouse, as her new thriller Maestra (Zaffre Publishing) hits the stores this week in Gardner’s specially branded lorries.

Actress Denise Welch did a special Mother’s Day signing of her debut novel If They Could See Me Now (Sphere) at Waterstones Wilmslow. She is pictured with store manager James Spawton.

J K Rowling surprised members of Orkney Library’s book club when she stopped by to take part in a discussion about her crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling (Sphere) on Saturday 5th March.

Writer Will Self joined over 500 campaigners on Saturday 5th March to protest against library closures in Lambeth. Picture: Vivienne Lewis

To celebrate the launch of Socks: The Rule Book, staff at Octopus Books wore fabulous sockwear around Carmelite House in London.