Why are covers so different in the UK and the US? The Guardian investigates.

The Guardian podcast asks if books and poetry can make you happier.

Media Shift has collated Twitter recommendations of books for journalism students.

Canongate has launched a singing competition (yes, singing) to give bookshops the chance for author Matt Lucas to visit their shop as part of the promotion of

An academic has claimed that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started off as an anti-racist novel.

This week’s excerpted novel on The Pool is Atticka Locke’s Bluebird, Bluebird, which is “reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s Jazz“.

Oxfam and Moomin Characters Ltd are launching a campaign around short story “The Invisible Child”, by Moomin creator Tove Jansson, to help women and girls around the world to fight inequality and escape poverty, reports The Bookseller.

The longlist is out for The Cundill History Prize, which rewards the best history writing in English.