If you’re a self-confessed bookworm with a penchant for old and charming libraries, you’ll want to add this candle to your Christmas list.

Over on Book Riot, one writer argues that Luna Lovegood is the perfect Ravenclaw.

Suitable for pre-school children and inspired by Montessori principles, Yoto gives youngsters autonomy over what they listen to or play — and that’ll soon include Roald Dahl stories.

Anuk Arudpragasam has won the prestigious ​DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel The Story of a Brief Marriage.

A pilot scheme for a single card that can be used in any Scottish library has been launched.

Blackwell’s has revealed the shortlist for its Book of the Year.

Small indie publishers show sales up 79% in the last year.

After Chris Riddell pointed out the similarity of the John Lewis Christmas ad to his own Mr Underbed, demand for the picture book has rocketed.

Watership Down author Richard Adams’s books, going to auction in December, include a first edition of Jane Austen’s v, Shakespeare’s Second Folio and Boswell’s Life of Johnson.

Podcasts

Tina Brown, author of The Vanity Fair Diaries, talked to the Today Programme.

The guest on this week’s Book and Authors is Jennifer Egan, who talked about her new novel Manhattan Beach.

On Adventures With Words, Rob takes us on an audio tour of his bookshelves.

On the fourth Gaskell episodes, Hannah and Lauren of Bonnets At Dawn discuss chapter 22 – 32 of North and South.

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