Audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years.

The sale of Waterstones to hedge fund Elliott Advisors is likely to close at the end of this month. Let’s all cross our fingers it’s not a total disaster.

No one in publishing can “feel smug” about the issue of gender pay, says Hachette c.e.o. David Shelley, with penetrating insight.

A Dundee librarian has uncovered a secret code of sorts in the books checked out by readers.

The Spectator investigates why dictators find the lure of writing books irresistible.

The Guardian recommends five books to understand the Irish border.

‘Bob wakes up to the thrum of his throbbing thesaurus in search of ever more aggravating alliteration’: The Guardian digested reads eviscerates Sean Penn’s novelBob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. (Although the title itself does a pretty good job of that…)

Reading Harry Potter to my kid is not working out as planned, writes one Book Rioter.

How would you look through the eyes of a terrible male author? The Pool has its own take on the latest Twitter challenge.

How do you know if a novel has been successfully translated? Following a controversial English take on a Korean novel, the Guardian Book Clinic explains.

The Guardian has top sellers and recommended reads from County Durham as it browses Stockton-on-Tees’ Drake the Bookshop.

Scottish journalist Stuart Cosgrove has won the 2018 Penderyn Music Book Prize for the second book in his “epic trilogy” about soul music.