Booksellers are removing racist and Holocaust denial titles from their websites. The New Statesman asks if this is the right response. 

Little, Brown is set to publish the original screenplay of the second Fantastic Beasts film by J K Rowling this November.

The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist is out.  The female-dominated list spans Victorian surgery and modern Nigeria.

The Pool’s novel excerpt this week is from Tangerine by Christine Mangan.

On Refinery 29, Reni Eddo-Lodge shares her reading list.

On Lit Hub, Jay Parini writes about the time he drank with Borges in a Scottish pub.

Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre and Karen Campbell are among the 150 Scottish authors, journalists and activists calling on the Scottish Government to bring forward a bill to reform defamation law in Scotland.

The government is to investigate Northamptonshire Council’s plans to close 21 libraries following strong protest from campaigners and libraries body CILIP.

Jim Crace spoke to the Guardian Books Podcast about his new book, The Melody.

Separated from his parents at six, Benedict Wells poured his turmoil into The End of Loneliness, a story of love and grief. As it hits Britain, The Guardian meets “the German wunderkind”.