In a month when the entire political landscape seemed to shift hour by hour, there have been some reasons to be cheerful.
is what cheered up J K Rowling in all the gloom and doom. And could Brexit be a problem for Amazon
There’s been some excellent coverage of bookshops in the press, including Faber’s Stephen Page
on the importance of bookshops. Dame Carol Ann Duffy
and a band of poets have been touring Britain’s bookshops in celebration of IBW’s 10th anniversary. WHS and Waterstones are both opening new stores in Wimbledon
. And here are 50 brilliant indies
in the UK (obviously other brilliant UK bookshops are also available).
Recent stats from the German book market
show readers are buying more non-fiction and buying more books online. Barnes & Noble
will be offering beer, wine and food in an effort to boost its business after a significant drop in Nook sales dragged down its trading figures
. Is Amazon planning to open bookstores in US malls
and, if so, why?
Maciej Szpunar, advocate general to the Court of Justice of the European Union, says that electronic books should be treated just like physical books
for the purposes of lending. And there’s further evidence falling ebook sales
Do you agree with Ann Patchett’s
best 75 books of the last 75 years?
The Wainwright Prize
shortlist has been announced, and The Glorious Heresies
has won a second major prize. David Baddiel is among the winners of the first Lollies Awards
and Chris Riddel
has won his third Kate Greenaway Medal for his beautiful illustrations. More prizes and shortlists here: The McIlvanney Prize 2016
, the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize
shortlist, The McIlvanney Prize
for Scottish crime fiction and Dead Good Reader Award
shortlist (surely the best name ever for a book prize). And a shout out for the BA’s Independent Bookshop Week Award
winners and bookseller Nicki Thornton who won the Chicken House Children’s Fiction Prize
With diversity/inclusion a hot topic, here’s an interesting article on diversity in children’s books
with a handy list of the best.
Have you ever wondered exactly what book bloggers
And something romantic to finish on - couples who found love