Arts & Books

9 best pencil cases

Encourage kids to get writing this National Stationery Week with the right desk candy 

10 best history books

From Mary Beard on Ancient Rome to tales of Soviet espionage, delve into the past with these recently published works

10 best feminist books

From reissued classics to new and exciting voices, here are the reads which analyse and celebrate women in society

9 best books on Australia

To mark the National Day, here are the books to give you a deep understanding of the Land Down Under 

10 best cycling books

To celebrate Bike Week and the start of the Tour de France, we find inspirational works for fans of life on two wheels

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

10 best diaries

With just two days to go until the new year, IndyBest finds stationery to keep you organised in 2015

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

10 best vegetarian cookbooks

From veggie classics to fresh new ideas for meat-free meals, we cook up a storm to find the most inspiring recipe books for herbivores – and carnivores too

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

Write up: 10 best letter writing sets

There’s never been a better time than the present to get back into letter writing as national stationery week approaches. Although we communicate with each other more than ever before, unlike our grandparents - or even parents - our emails are unlikely to be loving preserved as their letters have been.