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Your essential summer reads

About to go on holiday? Suitcase looking suspiciously book-free?

Fill it up with these reads, as recommended by staff from some of the UK’s best bookshops from Manchester, Bath, London and - well everywhere really. 



The ShortRead: Harper Lee


15 Things You Probably Don't Know About Catcher In The Rye


The ShortRead


The ShortRead: Jax Miller


The ShortRead: Stephen King's Finders Keepers


This video of teenagers using encyclopedias is worrying


Fascinating supercut of books in Wes Anderson Movies


The ShortRead: Amitav Ghosh


A comprehensive guide to who's winning Game of Thrones



The physical Amazon bookstore is using really cool ways to group books

Online meets the real world

by Dave Fawbert
03 Apr 2017

14 new books you need to read in April

The best picks for your reading pile this month

by Dan Dalton
31 Mar 2017

This bookshop is giving clickbait titles to all the classics

"Teenage girl tricked boyfriend into killing himself" - anyone?

by Emily Reynolds
31 Mar 2017

These bored book store employees deserve all the Instagram followers

Bookface goes French at Librairie Mollat

by Dave Fawbert
21 Mar 2017

Philip Pullman has just saved us all from Real Life

Here's what we know about 'Book of Dust'

15 Feb 2017

Orwell’s 1984 book sales spike after Trump’s inauguration

We've gone full blown Orwellian now

by Jamie Carson
25 Jan 2017

Mark Twain's unfinished children's story to be released this year

Find out when The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine will hit the shelves

24 Jan 2017

These are the books Barack Obama says everyone should read this year

Be like Barack

by Sam Diss
17 Jan 2017

The best new books of 2017

New year, new reads

by Sam Diss
04 Jan 2017

Donald Ray Pollock: Inside the mind of a nightmare specialist

Modern master of disturbing prose on the moments from page & screen that made him who he is

05 Oct 2016