Thought only women read romance? Think again. More men are listening to erotic audiobooks, making up almost a third of the market, with a quarter of all Fifty Shades of Grey downloads from male listeners.

On Book Riot, I wrote about what I’ve learned about crowdfunding a book so far.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.

Oxfam is looking to find owners of lost items hidden in books.

Excerpted on The Pool this week is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

Books and pop-culture podcast Mostly Lit has teamed up with Waterstones on a year-long partnership to create a new series of events and online content for the bookseller.

The organisers of the Klaus Flugge Prize for newcomers in children’s book illustration have longlisted 15 artists for this year’s award.

TS Eliot’s The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written, argues Jonathan McAloon in The Guardian.

The Guardian Books Podcast explores why we need to rethink climate change, with Timothy Morton.