Howard Jacobson asks how many of us still read books in bed.

Love books? Don’t pirate them.

Graphic novel fans from Zadie Smith to Ethan Hawke tell the Guardian why they fell in love with the form.

Is Instagram the future for poetry? The debrief asks if our penchant for tweetable poetry is simply a relfection of our dwindling attention spans and heightened narcissism.

The Telegraph has a love letter to the nursery rhymes and a plea for children of the future to continue to learn them.

The shortlist for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year has been revealed.

Among the 14 books not to miss this fall is Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Meanwhile, in London, you can hear her speak at Stylist Live alongside Clara Amfo.

The Financial Times rounds up November’s best business books.

Zadie Smith writes about her love for New York.

The New York Times has an interview with Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English.

Among recent reviews in the Guardian are First Person by Richard Flanagan,  David Bowie: A Life, by Dylan Jones, and Women and Power, by Mary Beard.

The Chancellor has heard protests of bookshop owners and other small buinesses loud and clear, so he’ll be raising the business rates very slightly less than he would otherwise.

The  books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit, highly praised by both the Guardian and the BBC, is coming live to the FutureBook Conference.

This week’s satirical Digested Read column on the Guardian turns its attention to Marcel Proust’s newly released Letters to the Lady Upstairs.

Ebook Deals of the Day

Why Mummy Drinks, by Gill Simms is just £1.99 on various ebook platforms today. (It’ll be out in the US in March.)

In the US, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff, author of the beloved 84, Charing Cross Road is just $3.99, and Claire Fuller’s Swimming Lessons is $1.99 on Kindle.


On Ctrl Alt Delete, Emma Gannon interviews Hannah Jewell, author of 100 Nasty Women of History.

Alan Hollinghurst discusses his Booker Prize-winning novel The Line of Beauty on World Book Club.

Mostly Lit asks: what kind of reader are you?