Book Riot has a challenge for Harry Potter fans: could you past the N.E.W.T.S at Hogwarts?

The shortlist is out for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize, in which books are chosen by ordinary readers.

If you’re struggling to keep your kids from getting bored this summer holiday, try these books for them.

The excerpted novel on The Pool this week is American author Jonathan Dee’s very timely latest novel, The Locals.


Refinery 29 discusses Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger.

The latest new independent bookshop to open is Rabbit Hole, in Lincolnshire.

The Guardian profiles Mark Millar, the Scotsman whose comics have been bought by Netflix.

Volunteers are helping keep libraries open — but is this an unmitigated blessing?

John Gordon Sinclair and Horatio Clare talk about their latest books on the Guardian Books podcast, which also discusses recommendations for summer reading.

On Front Row, Philippa Gregory talks about her latest novel, The Last Tudor.