You’ve read Harry Potter. What’s next? Try these ten books for starters.

A Winnie The Pooh exhibition gives intimate insight into A A Milne’s “magical” world.

Penguin Random House is celebrating the  10th anniversary of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

“Libraries are a vital intervention and investment for present and future generations” — Kenilworth Books has written to Theresa May.

Behind a book list lies a host of stories, says Alex Johnson, author of A Book of Book Lists.

Need some help with the turkey and trimmings? The Bury Free Press has a list of must-have Christmas cookery books.

Canongate are sponsoring two fish at the West End Lane books. The story unfolded on Twitter and I recommend checking out the feeds of both parties for a good chuckle and a heartwarming story.

The excerpted novel on The Pool this week is Katherine Arden’s The Girl in The Tower.

Model and activist Naomi Shimanda is currently working on the outline for her first book. She spoke about her reading life to Refinery 29 at her London home.

Author Jo Cotterill has won the Tower Hamlets Book Award 2017 for her novel, A Library of Lemons.

Best of 2017

The Times has weighed in on the best books of the year.

The Drink Business has a list of the Top 10 Drinks Books to give at Christmas this year.

Podcasts

On the Guardian Books podcast, Stephen Fry leads us back to the classical age, introducing his book Mythos, and we meet Homer’s first female English translator.

Fully Booked interviews Fiona Mozley, whose Booker-shortlisted Elmet is out in the US today. Book Riot’s All The Books discussed the novel too.

Literary Friction discusses novellas with Welsh writer Cyan Jones.

The Joined Up Writing Podcast speaks to thriller writer Kate Medina.

On the London Review Bookshop podcast, Mary Beard discusses Women & Power.


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