The Royal Mint has unveiled new 50 p coins — coloured and Beatrix Potter themed! 

Speaking of pretty things, the London-based company Biscuiteers have made iced biscuits of each of the Baileys shortlisted books

Bridget Jones is a classic — the book that arguably launched the chick lit genre — but here’s something to make you feel old if you read it when it first came out: eleven things from the book that don’t exist anymore.

The UK’s first black bookshop recommends the best books about Black British culture.

Stylist rounds up the best books to look for in April

Bernie Sanders will be at the Hay Literary Festival this year

This week’s Guardian Books podcast features a discuss of the 2017 Baileys Prize shortlist and an interview of George Saunders. 

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s biggest prize for children’s books, this year has gone to a “caring visionary”, the German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch.