The Guardian Books Clinic recommends books to help ensure Christmas goes smoothly.

Authors on Twitter have stood up for JK Rowling after a Brexit supporter tried to shame her for having a writing room — aka an office.

From Aesop to Adrian: the Guardian has a list of books to inspire a love of reading.

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The Guardian reviews Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism.

Children’s book artists including Quentin Blake, Shirley Hughes and Chris Riddell have recreated Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman in their own style as part of plans to celebrate the picture book’s 40th anniversary.

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Indie booksellers have focused on the importance of the high street in their festive offers, with West End Lane Books in London’s West Hampstead appearing alongside other retailers in Visa’s Christmas advert encouraging shoppers to “keep it local”.

Olivia Colman has joined forces with Matt Haig to release a special edition of his bestselling book, The Truth Pixie.

Buckinghamshire town Beaconsfield will next month unveil a plaque dedicated to children’s author and former resident Alison Uttley.

Best Books of 2018

The Guardian has weighed in on the best books of 2018. Notably absent is the romance genre, though.

The newspaper has also asked authors — including Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, and Nicola Sturgeon —  to pick their favourites.

The Week UK has its own list of 22 best books, too.


Forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black has won this year’s Saltire Book of the Year award for All That Remains: A Life in Death.

Author Michael Morpurgo is the winner of this year’s Eleanor Farjeon Award for outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books.