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  • Libraries pioneer late night loans

    <p>Rivalry between libraries to be the first to loan Harry Potter 5 has heated up as they seek to match bookshops' marketing.</p><p>Guildford Library claimed it... Read more

  • Harry fever reaches peak

    <p>Amid all the hype and conjecture, there is one certainty: 21st June will see the biggest launch in bookselling history, as Harry Potter and the... Read more

  • Chains reveal their Harry Potter prices

    <p>British Bookshops has laid down the gauntlet to high street rivals with a &#163;9.99 selling price on the new Harry Potter, Richard Lewis writes.</p><p>W H... Read more

  • Sage Publications buys in counselling list

    <p>Sage Publications, the independent academic publisher based in California and London, has acquired a list of counselling and psychotherapy titles from Continuum International Publishing (CIP).</p><p>The... Read more

  • Industry forum takes shape

    <p>A high-level book trade forum is to be created to tackle burning cross-industry concerns.</p><p>The Booksellers Association and Publishers Association are in early talks on the... Read more

  • Relief as Warner sale dropped

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>AOL Time Warner's decision to drop the sale of its book group has been met with relief in the publisher's London office.</p><p>Nearly six months... Read more

  • Losing the young

    <p>Stephen Page ("Collaborate or collapse", 23rd May) identifies falling literacy rates and a declining proportion of under 35s in the book buying population. He asks,... Read more

  • A less bad tax

    <p>Andrew Wilkins, in his report (9th May) on the Conference on the Future of the Book at Cairns, states that the Australian book industry suffered... Read more

  • Falling apart at the seams

    <p>Not content with reducing costs by issuing books that have neither been properly proof-read and corrected nor been spell-checked, it seems that publishers have chosen... Read more

  • Relief at Time Warner

    <p>While AOL Time Warner was offering for sale, very publicly, its book group, the question arose, which message would AOLTW prefer to broadcast: that it... Read more

  • Judges are not marketers

    <p>Some people in the book world feel that the judges of two of the UK's leading literary awards have let them down. On Tuesday last... Read more

  • How to greet the Almighty

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>Some 200 friends, industry colleagues and family members gathered in Merchant Taylors' Hall last Saturday evening to celebrate the 80th birthday of Martyn Goff,... Read more

  • Under the spell of Harry and Hillary

    <p>Hildy Johnson</p><p>It's a lot of fuss and performance, frankly. Strictly speaking, it's two lots of fuss and performance, both of them proving extremely wearying and... Read more

  • Book output tops 125,000

    <p>The number of new books published in the UK continues to rise despite flat sales and a shrinking range on the high street. Bibliographic data... Read more

  • Reprieve for Ottakar's Meadowhal

    <p>Ottakar's has reversed its decision to close its standalone Launch Pad toy shop in the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. It will be converted to... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Origin
    by Dan Brown
  2. 2.
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  3. 3.
    This is Going to Hurt
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    End Game
    by David Baldacci
  5. 5.
    I'll Keep You Safe
    by Peter May
  6. 6.
    Ready Player One
    by Cline, Ernest
  7. 7.
    Jamie Cooks Italy
    by Jamie Oliver
  8. 8.
    The People vs Alex Cross
    by James Patterson
  9. 9.
    The Love Letter
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    Last Letter Home
    by Rachel Hore
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