With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Red has quotes about love from woman writers.

A bookshop in Venice has an ingenious way of keeping books dry when the city floods: over 100,000 books stacked into boats, bathtubs, and whatever can float. Business Insider UK visited the Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice and spoke to the owner, Luigi Frizzo.

Author events are ripe for reinvention, argues Molly Flatt in The Bookseller.

The legacy of Charlotte Brontë’s time living in Brussels is explored in Helen MacEwan’s new book Through Belgian Eyes.

One Book Riot writers muses about what would happen if The Little Prince was, in fact, Prince.

In her wide-ranging new collection, Feel Free, Zadie Smith’s “sharp eye darts from social media to Ella Fitzgerald, from the English seasons to Prince’s dancing”. (yes, him again.)

The Pool is starting a tradition of excerpting backlist novels as well as newer ones, and first up is Mary McCarthy’s Birds of America.

The Guardian Books podcast celebrates LGBT History Month with campaigner Christine Burns, whose new crowd-funded anthology collects the expertise and experience of more than 20 contributors into an indispensable guide to the lives of trans men and women today and through history. Plus, Sian takes a tour of half a century of LGBT literature.