Summer is the perfect time to get children reading, but how to convince them? Authors and experts reveal tips and tricks for every age group, and the Guardian recommends modern classics for all ages.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.

‘Dire statistics’ show YA fiction is becoming less diverse.

One Instagrammer creates beautiful works of art from his collection of books.

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Bishop Michael Curry’s books are to be published in UK for the first time.

If you really (really?) want to take business books to the beach this summer, OnRec recommends some reads that won’t put you to sleep.

Consumers are turning back to the printed book as digital sales begin to decline, according to statistics from the Publishers Association. (Understandably so, given the current price of ebooks — but anyway.)

A new bookshop is to open in Leominster.

Staff at The Pool share their thoughts on what they’re reading this week, including A crime novel with a deaf protagonist, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and a tear-jerking travel guide.