Happy National Poetry Day! Sales of the genre are booming. The Guardian has called for readers to send in their own poems. The National Poetry Library is launching a major new project to collect the poetry of thousands of languages in danger of dying out, and preserve them for future generations.
Red online rounds up great books about bookshops.
Refinery 29 reviews Celeste Ng’s buzzy second books, Little Fires Everywhere.
One Book Riot writer tells us what she learned from Jacqueline Wilson.
Book Riot also reccommends 20 books for Hufflepuffs.
The Guardian has named Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Publishing UK, as one of the 36 most powerful BAME people in the UK — one of only 7 on the list and the only one from the publishing industry.
Other notable books out today include Hear Me Out, byArmando Iannucci, in which the creator of The Thick of It and Veep takes us through his journey of musical exploration, and Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters, by Travis Elborough.
The TLS podcast looks at good, bad, and loud feminist writing.