Stylist says you need to watch this Harry Potter fan-made film.

The Evening Standard rounds up 2018’s best books on meditation and mindfulness.

It’s the Guardian’s turn to look at the new trend to ‘coordinate’ the look of your library by turning the spines to face inward, which, they argue (and I agree) defies good sense.

New bookshop alert! The owner of Tales on Moon Lane, Tamara Macfarlane, will open another bookshop in South London in April, selling diverse and inclusive books, mainly for children, with a small section for adults.

On this week’s Guardian Books podcast, Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford talk about The Good Agency.

A surprising turn of events: short story anthologies are enjoying a boom in sales, reaching their highest level in seven years.

Mary Lynn Bracht’s White Chrysanthemum is “both an emotional tale of sisterly endurance and a fascinating and harrowing insight into the hidden lives of Korean comfort women”. It’s excerpted on the Pool today.

Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS), following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle last week.

A new exhibition on “master of graphic design”, Berthold Wolpe, a cover designer for Faber, is to open this spring.

Newly seen letters show Philip Larkin’s close relationship with his mother.


The longlist for the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2018 has been announced.

The Translators’ Association First Translation Prize, set up by writer and translator Daniel Hahn, has revealed its inaugural shortlist.

Women have dominated the winners’ list at the Writers’ Guild Awards, with debut novelist Sheena Kalayil honoured along with British playwright Caryl Churchill.