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Birmingham libraries

Local libraries in Birmingham stop buying books in an attempt to help with "huge savings" being sought by the city council.

Books will survive the Twitter generation

Professor John Sutherland, of University College London, has rewritten 25 bestselling novels in the form of single tweets - but he insists there is still a future in full-length books.

Former businesswoman Top Kindle Author

A self-publisher has become one of the bestselling authors in the UK with more than one million eBooks sold globally.

Man Booker Prize: The Longlist

The 13 books longlisted for this year.

Number of children visiting libraries drops

The number of five-to ten-year-olds who had used a library in the previous seven days fell by a quarter, according to a survey by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Charlie tops must-read primary school list

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at the top of a teachers

US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84

EL Doctorow - critically acclaimed author of novels such as Ragtime and Billy Bathgate - has died aged 84 in New York, his son says.

Samantha Shannon wants YA fiction snobbery to end

"There's this sense that adults who read YA [young adult fiction] are reading down but I don't think that's true at all," says Samantha Shannon.

Author Sarah Hilary wins Harrogate crime novel

Author Sarah Hilary wins the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in Harrogate for her debut novel, Someone Else

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