Michelle Obama has revealed details of her “unusually intimate” first memoir, which is sure to be a bestseller in the UK as well as the US.

This week on the Guardian’s Book Clinic: why do publishers still issue hardbacks?

The Guardian also asks: does it matter if authors make up their memoirs?

The Birmingham Mail rounds up top 10 books for reluctant readers as part of its #BrumReads campaign.

The Bookseller asks: Are you really targeting the right readers and reviewers for your book?

Researchers at the UK’s Lancaster University have begun a pioneering project to bring classic children’s books to life by creating 3D visualisations of texts on gaming platforms. Jim Drury reports.

What exactly is World Book Day? The NWE Mail explains.

Some schools are aiming to take the focus away from the costume aspect of the day, which is primarily meant to be a celebration of reading.

A piece in Metro argues that the day would be a lot better without the costumes.

Wales Online picks the best £10 costumes for children from Primark, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, B&M and more.

Meanwhile, in honour of the day, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking Londoners to raise funds to help bring more books to people living with sight loss in the UK.

“I didn’t think of our family as strange – I thought of us as the right ones”: Tara Westover, author of Educated, speaks to The Pool.

The New Statesman is shaking up its book coverage.

Avon is putting out an open call for submissions for the first time.

Over on Book Riot, one writer shares her experience of re-reading Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel.

The teenage Mary Shelley wrote much of Frankenstein in a boarding house in Bath as she endured scandal and family crises, and the city is to honour her with a plaque.

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