Refinery 29 has dating advice from Jane Austen. And the author is not only due to feature on a new £10 note, to be unveiled on Tuesday, but also in a Bank of England literary links exhibition. At the Washington Post, Emma Straub asks if it’s ever too late to read your first Jane Austen novel.

Not The Booker Prize, the literary award decided by readers, is open for nominations.

100,000 banned texts have been built into a “Parthenon of books“.

More Ladybird Books for Grownups have been announced.


Lucy Scholes writes of the literature of solitude and the summer she spent alone in London.

The Bookseller looks into the design process of the gorgeous new bookAs Kingfishers Catch Fire.

Patrick Barkham speaks for many of us when he says that a bookshelf shows the world who we are in a way that a Kindle will never be able to.

Horrid Henry artist Tony Ross has been named UK libraries’ most borrowed illustrator.

Elizabeth Day, author of the brilliant novel The Party, is featured on this week’s Books and Authors.

On the Adventures With Words podcast, Rob and Kate reflect on the reading year so far.