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The burning question

The burning question

The climate emergency isn’t a terrifying future trajectory to be found in manifestos from tech magnates or the pages of cli-fi novels. It’s right here,... Read more

Prior knowledge

The appointment of Penguin General m.d. Joanna Prior to run Pan Macmillan after its current c.e.o. Anthony Forbes Watson leaves that role is a big... Read more

Treasure island

Is there a collective term for a group of booksellers? After an exhilarating two days at the Booksellers Association Annual Conference, I am convinced there... Read more


For all of the acres of prose devoted over the past few weeks to the Irish writer Sally Rooney and her new book Beautiful World,... Read more

Money well spent

Money well spent

Given libraries’ resilience and innovation in the lockdowns, and despite piecemeal reopening plans, physical libraries remain essential post-pandemic. Read more

Post-pandemic libraries

This week’s special Library Focus issue of The Bookseller includes some fascinating titbits from upcoming history The Library about the complex ways in which libraries were... Read more

Whitaker’s world

Last week David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller and for a long time the head of the family that owned the magazine, died.... Read more

Cry freedom

Not many would have predicted back in March 2020 that 16 months on from the first national lockdown we would only now be slowly, hesitantly,... Read more

Bookselling unmasked

If 2020’s UK print book sales were buoyant, the first half of 2021 looks to have been still better—as far as can be deduced given... Read more

Star power

This year’s class of Rising Stars arrives as a welcome boost in what, on the national stage, has been another tough week heralding much uncertainty ahead.... Read more

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