Part of J K Rowling’s pitch to publishers for Harry Potter has been put on display in the new British Library exhibition. Meanwhile, props for the pun to the author of this piece on the importance of Harry Potter to the publishing industry.
Philip Pullman’s swearwords will enrich young readers’ lives, argues Emma Byrne.
The Telegraph makes a good argument for taking a reading week as an adult.
The covers of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novels look very different on each side of the Pond. On Book Riot, you can vote for your favourite version of each.
The Bookseller has the first photos of the new Blackwell’s in Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre.
Thinking about Christmas shopping? Female First has ten reasons why rare books make a great gift.
On the London Review Bookshop Podcast, playwright and translator Anne Carson performs Lecture on the History of Skywriting, by Laurie Anderson, alongside Robert Currie and Ben Whishaw.
On this week’s Guardian Books Podcast, Sian speaks to Andrew Michael Hurley,who is back after his succesful first novel The Loney with Devil’s Day: a similarly spooky novel that follows a young man and his new wife as they return to his childhood home. Then Claire joins Sian in the studio, where they discuss their favourite horror novels, eerie tales and ghost stories.