Waterstones has acquired the Foyles bookshops from the Foyle family, and the book world has mixed feelings about it. At the Guardian, James Smythe argues it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent science fiction novels.

The TES lists children’s books to look for this month.

A letter written by CS Lewis to a group of schoolchildren is expected to sell for more than £5,000 at an auction. In it, he reveals details of the Narnia series he was writing at the time and encourages the children to write their own stories.

JK Rowling made a couple’s wedding day even more special this week.

Amit Chaudhur, whose book Friend of My Youth is out now in paperback, spoke to the Guardian about the books that made him.

John Murray is releasing a special edition of Stephen Hawking’s final book Brief Answers to the Big Questions exclusively with independent bookshops.

Staff at the Pool share their thoughts on what they’re reading this week, including Alison Bechdel’s now legendary graphic novel, a guilty (and problematic) pleasure and a wonderfully reassuring guide on the realities of being a working mother.

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