A misspelled proof of the first Harry Potter novel is only the latest example of centuries’ worth of famous and infamous typos.
As HarperCollins announces it is to bring out three Coronation Street prequel novels, the Guardian investigates the tradition of literary tie-ins.
This weekend bookshops across the UK are celebrating their communities as part of The Great Get Together, in honour of fallen MP Jo Cox.
Among other things, staff at The Pool are reading Louise Doughty’s latest thriller, Black Water, and The Cows by Dawn O’Porter, London-set women’s fiction.
An industry-wide #LoveAudio campaign is launching next week, designed to highlight the fastest-growing sector in UK publishing.
John Bew has won the Orwell Prize for Books for his biography of former Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee.
Poet Hollie McNish talks to the Guardian about the politics and poetry of boyfriends, babies and breastfeeding.
Will Self has volunteered his services to write a British constitution.
The Guardian rounds up the best recent science fiction, fantasy, and horror.