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The rule of six

The Booker this week caused a minor fluctuation in the space-time continuum with the unveiling of a shortlist variously described as diverse, fresh, and baffling.... Read more

The everyone store

As was the case when it launched in the US earlier this year, the arrival of the UK branch of Bookshop.org is timely... Read more

The long view

The Bookseller has been sold just three times in its 162-year history; the first time in 1998 by the founding Whitaker family to VNU (now... Read more

2020 sideswipe

Future historians of the book business will have a problem when they look back on 2020. Read more

This may not destroy you

In Michaela Coel’s excellent BBC TV series “I May Destroy You”, her character Arabella’s journey concludes in a bookshop with the launch of her self-published... Read more

On the come up

Last week The Stage magazine reported that UK theatre stood on a precipice, without government help or a reopening plan; on the BBC’s “Front Row”, the conductor... Read more

The new better

Last week some £33m worth of printed books were sold through the Nielsen BookScan universe, including for the first time since the end of March... Read more


With due homage to Irvine Welsh, this week—with high street bookshops in Ireland open, and shops due to open from Monday in England and Northern... Read more

Not now, Barnard

This week J K Rowling unveiled a new children’s tale, The Ickabog, a story about truth and the abuse of power. Not about now, the... Read more

Needful things

Some weeks are sent to test us. This is one of them. On Monday, we learned that bookshops could be part of a first wave... Read more

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