It’s been a mystery, but now we know: W H Smith reportedly offered to buy struggling US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble last year before the deal fell apart.

The Guardian rounds up the top 10 modern Victorian novels.

Political book sales have “exploded” as UK readers seek answers, says The Guardian.

Stylist sums up everything we know about the TV adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend.

Books from writers including Man Booker-longlisted author Sally Rooney, former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton and Penguin editor Henry Eliot have made the shortlist for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.

For avid home chefs and microwave moguls alive, Red Magazine says that the The Borough Market Cookbook is essential fare this season.

Civilised Saturday is Not A Thing this year, but this is worth a visit: Emma Corfield-Walters will run an event in her shop in Crickhowell, Wales, with prosecco and harp accompaniment.

Global TV production company Fremantle has become a sponsor of the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2019, as the award transforms into a charity.

Peter Rabbit is to be brought to virtual life via augmented reality app Bookful, launched by Israeli immersive content company Inception.

Children’s and YA authors including Emma Carroll and Alex Wheatle will speak to school pupils in Wales next February as part of Hay Festival’s Scribblers.

Scottish Book Trust will later this month run a second digital festival, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell lined up to take part.