A new digital audiobook by J K Rowling was launched in a “groundbreaking” audio experience yesterday.

And speaking, as we so often do, of JK Rowling, it’s worth scouring the shelves of your local charity shop: one reader found three First Edition Harry Potter books in hers.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent crime novels.

Here’s a trend I can get behind: apparently, a lot of us are reading Up Lit these days.

Library staff in Portsmouth are hoping to reclaim their stock of “naughty books” as the city scraps fines for late returns.

From cute cars to smiley emergency vehicles, kids’ culture is awash with rosy images of driving, so a new Mr Men book about cycling is a welcome read. The Guardian asks: what are your favourite cycling-friendly children’s books?

Why Mummy Drinks, Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman, and the profoundly original Her Body And Other Parties are among the books that staff at The Pool are reading this week and share their opinions on.

Red online has an exclusive extract from The Wives, the new novel by Lauren Weisberger, who wrote The Devil Wears Prada.

Val McDermid spoke to The Guardian about the books that made her.

This week’s Bookseller pictures round-up features Pages of Hackney, Go Ape, Malala Yousafzai and Bold Girls.

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