Arts & Books

10 best summer reads

From Scandi crime noir to family sagas, we got engrossed in page-turners for your holiday

10 best children's cookbooks

Encourage the kids to don their mini chef hats and get stuck in in the kitchen with our pick of books for budding cooks

11 best sports autobiographies

From dealing with pressure on the pitch to overcoming demons in their personal lives, IndyBest finds sports stars whose memoirs pack a punch

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes

10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery

8 best apps for writers on iOS

From Apple’s complete word processing software to a mind-mapper for creatives, here's our rundown of clever apps for all writers, students or professionals, to use

Mightier than the sword: 10 best pens

It’s National Stationery Week and the IndyBest team are celebrating the art of writing. These ballpoints, rollerballs and fountain pens will help you to make your mark on a page

The 10 Best personalised gifts

Add your own touch to Christmas this year with these personalised gifts. Just remember to get any bespoke orders in soon to guarantee they make it before the big day