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Saturday 24 August 2013
A hip meditation on the future of print: Dan Brown in Silicon Valley
Businessman behind ambitious plan to turn Welsh town into literary hotspot jailed in US for string of sex offences
Wednesday 14 August 2013
James Hanna sentenced to two separate 60-year jail terms for producing child pornography and rape
Friday 02 August 2013
The Bookshop Band are Britain's only literary band. “We've just written a song inspired by Damian Barr's Maggie & Me,” says Ben Please. The Avon trio are fresh from a UK tour of independent bookshops and last month played Glastonbury. Authors who've had their books immortalised in song love it: “Rachel Joyce brought her family to see us when we played at a shop near her home,” says Please.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Your weekly guide to what's really going on in the world of books
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Just a few days after JK Rowling was unmasked as the author behind crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling sales of the book have more than tripled.
Sunday 21 July 2013
When it's too hot to walk as far as the corner shop for a beverage, there's only one thing to do: make it yourself at home.
Thursday 18 July 2013
Only an irresponsible parent allows unlimited iPad access. Children are not allowed to put items in supermarket trolleys without permission - the principle is identical.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The Premier League champions are to play an A-League All Star XI on Saturday
Tuesday 16 July 2013
The book only sold 1,500 copies under Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith
Friday 12 July 2013
It has a reputation for being an expensive way to shop. But is it worth it?
Sunday 07 July 2013
Are you a fondler? Or do you keep your hands to yourself in a bookshop? The question is seen as a vital one for publishers keen to preserve the traditional paper book. Why? Because a tactile, finger-friendly cover can often mean the difference between a strong seller and one that bombs at the tills, or so the thinking goes.
Sunday 07 July 2013
Noël’s voice rings true in elegiac prose
Fracking ‘sticks in your mind because it is such a horrible word’: Malton has mixed feelings about its new prospects
Thursday 27 June 2013
On the British Geological Survey map published today, Malton in North Yorkshire is slap bang in the middle of a large blue shaded area.
Best-selling authors including Julia Donaldson and Joanne Harris vow to promote independent bookshops
Monday 24 June 2013
Top-selling authors including The Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson, Joanne Harris and Kate Morton are planning on altering their websites to link to independent bookshops following complaints that they only promote Amazon and chain retailers.
Tributes paid to 'Wasp Factory' author Iain Banks after he dies from cancer: 'He's dead, I'm crying in an empty house'
Monday 10 June 2013
Bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin has led tributes to his late friend Ian Banks, author of The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road, who died yesterday aged 59 just two months after announcing he had terminal cancer.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more