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The 75 Greatest Living Female Authors

Late last year we asked you, our loyal customers and keen bibliophiles, to name the greatest living female author. We knew J.K. Rowling would lead the votes after the final count, which she did by a country mile, but it was intriguing to see who would be next. In short, it was Canada who ran […]

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Forgotten classics

The BBC is taking a look at forgotten classics in literature on Radio Four’s Open Book program. They are interviewing 10 British and Irish authors, asking each to suggest the work which they feel is the most under appriciated. After each author has given their pitch the public will be asked to vote on the […]

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Family Bookshelves Under Threat

Booktrust’s survey shows that most children enjoy reading but not all parents and caregivers read with them.

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Mr Rochester Most Romantic Literary Character

Emily Bronte’s Mr Rochester voted the most romantic literary character.

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100 Best Beach Books Ever – Cast Your Vote

NPR is asking its audience for help in naming the best beach books.

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Best of the National Book Awards – 60th anniversary celebration

The National Book Awards have acclaimed the finest writing in American literature for decades. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of these awards, the National Book Foundation has today launched a campaign to select the best book from the long list of fiction winners. John Updike, Ralph Ellison, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, […]

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Books Need a Testosterone Boost

According to a British survey, more women are reading than men. What can publishers do to attract more male readership?

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Oddest Title of the Year – Voting Ends Friday!

If you haven’t yet voted on the Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year there’s still time! The poll is open until Friday, March 27.

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What Should the Avid Reader Book Club Read in April?

Vote on the book that the AbeBooks Avid Reader Book Club will read in April.

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Books Britons Lie About Having Read

In a UK survey of 1,342 on the World Book Day website , 65% of respondents admitted to saying they had read a book that they hadn’t.

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