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Agatha Christie as a young woman in new exhibition

A new exhibition of never-before-seen photographs reveals crime author Agatha Christie as a young woman.

Doodle Everday!

Illustrator and author Chris Riddell wants to encourage "drawing every day" as part of his new role as children

Can't book shops just go back to selling books!

The days when WHSmith sold hardbacks with red and gold covers are gone. Must every High Street bookshop go the same way?

Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies, aged 88

Czech novelist and dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, dies, aged 88.

The Hobbit first edition fetches £137,000

A first edition of JRR Tolkien

Baileys Prize: Ali Smith wins for How to be Both -

Ali Smith wins the £30,000 Baileys Women

James Bond: Pussy Galore returns in new novel - B

Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.

Moonraker to A Farewell To Arms

Got an old paperback of Moonraker gathering dust on your bookshelf? Get it down to this year’s Antiquarian Book Fair and it could make you £55,000.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood solved: Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood was written and published in instalments, and when Dickens died in 1870 he had not yet completed the ending.

 
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