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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 10 best books of 2017, according to Amazon

Need something for your holiday? Get one of these

by Tom Victor
07 Aug 2017

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, dies age 91

He brought joy to millions of childhoods

by Gary Ogden
28 Jun 2017

Everyone's taking the piss out of Brooklyn Beckham's photography book

Are they being too harsh on the kid?

by Carl Anka
26 Jun 2017

The 30 most memorable literary fathers

These book dads certainly left an impression

16 Jun 2017

I judged the International Booker Prize shortlist by their covers

So the saying doesn't go

by Gary Ogden
28 Apr 2017

Women fancy men who read and this is the book that impresses them most

But it doesn't work the other way

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Apr 2017

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