Books by Irvine Welsh, broadcaster Sally Magnusson and poet Jackie Kay are among those shortlisted for “prestigious” literary prizes.
Whether through forgetfulness or amongst the stresses of an educational assignment, most of us have returned a library book a little late – but how about 84 years after its due date?
The books on this year’s Man Booker longlist have been whittled down to just six, with the shortlist being dominated by women.
Writers, editors and booklovers have been sharing the often-used plots or character traits that come up in fiction way more often than real life suggests they should.
Unearthing a rare gem is one of the highlights of social media, so when one guy stumbled across a clip from a 2015 YouTube video it was dutifully shared.
Protagonists in books, films and TV are generally viewed in a positive light – but what if the audience could change perspective and view these stories from other characters’ points of view?
The views of more than 450 children have helped shape a new national strategy for school libraries.
A widow has appealed on Twitter for help finding a book carrying an inscription from her late husband that accidentally ended up in a charity shop.
A library in New York wants to make classic novels more appealing to a younger generation of readers using social media.
An author is on a mission to find the woman who was spotted reading her book during the Test match.
After seeing a popular film that’s based on a novel, one way to guarantee an increase in your cultural credibility is to say: “It wasn’t as good as the book.”
Film, TV and theatre adaptations of books attract more revenue, viewers and critical acclaim, new research has shown.
A 21-year-old man has been jailed after being caught with more than £1,000 of heroin.
Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert has spoken for the first time since the death of her partner three months ago.
More than 1,300 books have been gifted to some of Aberdeen's poorest children as part of a scheme delivered by country and western star Dolly Parton.
Inmates in a superjail have been reading about how to bake the perfect Christmas cake and the horrific history of Nazi Germany.
We have put together a collection of what we think are this season’s best books, perfect for all tastes. Make someone’s Christmas special this year.
A British author has won a prestigious history prize worth more than £56,000.
Author Nicola Barker has said she cannot “make excuses” for her idiosyncratic novel H(a)ppy as it scooped this year’s Goldsmiths Prize.
Amazon has unveiled a waterproof version of its Kindle Oasis e-reader.
Happy World Book Day!
You can only stay in this dreamy holiday flat in Scotland if you run the bookshop downstairs while you’re there
Kindred book lovers: Picture yourself on holiday, and you probably envision blissfully cosying up with a good read or three.
NEW figures show almost 1 million visits are still being made to Aberdeen libraries - despite a declining trend.