Google Play has launched a dedicated audiobook store to take advantage of the recent growth in downloads.

Tina Brown talks to Refinery 29 about bad men, powerful women, and her book, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992.

New pledge levels and rewards have been added for pre-orders of Unscripted.

Not shockingly, it turns out that spoof books aren’t enough to buoy a bookshop. Gizmodo UK is thankful the trend is collapsing.

Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest academic and specialist book retailer, has introduced a raft of new technologies to help improve customer service and reduce queuing times in stores  and to improve customer experience

Was the beloved poet Robert Burns a ‘Weinsteinian sex pest’? Or is the Guardian engaging in some low-level clickbait?

Imogen Hermes Gowar spoke to the Telegraph about mermaids, mummies and writing this year’s must-read historical novel.

The Oxford Student asks: does every book need a happy ending?

The Times reports on one Chinese bookshop which specialises on “blind dates with a book”.

‘You could say I’m reluctantly retired from writing books’: travel writer Dervla Murphy, author of Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, speaks to the Guardian.

Without a formal education, Barbara Comyns produced Gothic masterworks. Lit Hub has a piece on the outsider artist.

In the wake of her passing, the Guardian looks at Ursula K Le Guin’s legacy.

The Guardian rounds up top ten books about the body.

From feminist novels to explorations of humanity: Stylist has a list of 8 books about robots.

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