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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



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

Harry Potter fans can now discover their Patronus

Don't lie, you want to give it a go, don't you?

by David Cornish
23 Sep 2016

20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Stephen King

21 Sep 2016

Your chance to see excellent US author Donald Ray Pollock

And also have a beer! Win win

08 Sep 2016

Return to a nineties classic: Chuck Palahniuk on Fight Club

20 years since Fight Club, the author tells us how he’d rewrite his seminal novel for 2016

17 Aug 2016

Details announced for new Partridge book

'Nomad' will arrive this autumn

21 Jul 2016

13 famous books that had very different working titles

by Chris Sayer
10 Jun 2016

George RR Martin has just confirmed this brilliant GOT fan theory

A badass character gets a badass back story

by David Cornish
01 Jun 2016