The British Museum is getting a face lift, and it’s bringing back its famous round reading room.

Manchester has been dotted with benches designed to look like books and illustrated with characters from favourite children’s stories.

 The Guardian has a list of top 10 books about swimming. I’d add Sara Jaffe’s Dryland.

A Philip Larkin exhibition in Hull offers fresh insights into the poet’s life.

Hermione Eyre calls Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time a “high concept romance“.

Readers may have to wait a little longer than expected for the next installment of the Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel.

The Wisbech Reads Festival was a great success and is encouraging children to love reading.

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