13p Harry Potter book with rare quirk set to make staggering sum at auction
An ultra-rare proof copy of the first ever Harry Potter bought for 13p at a second-hand book shop 27 years ago is set to fetch £16,000 at auction.
Amazon Kindle (2022) review: The e-reader for most
The Amazon Kindle (2022) gets a refresh worth every penny
Breaking Through: My Life in Science by Katalin Karikó review – real-life lessons in chemistry
This vivid account of the Hungarian biochemist who endured decades of derision before pioneering Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is a tribute to her tenacity and self-belief
The best Kindles in 2024 - top picks for February
These are the best Kindles and e-readers you can, buy based on our testing and hands-on use.
Kindle or classic? Should I invest in an e-reader or read books the old fashioned way?
Readers all have their preferred way of consuming content and it can be hard to make a switch from one method to another. Kindles and physical books each have their own set of benefits.
Calling All Young Chefs: These Are Our Top Cookbooks for Kids
Recipes for kids… that adults will love too!
How Life Works by Philip Ball review – the magic of biology
An essential primer on our quest to understand the secrets of biology
Lord of the Rings fanfiction sequel to be destroyed after court order
Tolkien estate backed by judge who ordered destruction of all electronic and physical copies of ‘The Fellowship of the King’
The Books We Loved
Smithsonian editors choose their favorite (mostly) nonfiction of (mostly) 2023
Lord of the Rings fan fiction writer sued for publishing own sequel
A US-based author had published what he called “the pitch-perfect sequel to The Lord of the Rings”.
Amazon's new Your Books hub will nudge you to buy more books | Digital Trends
Amazon has launched Your Books, an online service for bookworms that will probably result in customers buying even more books.
Pioneering British writer Benjamin Zephaniah dies, aged 65
Zephaniah was diagnosed with a brain tumour eight weeks ago
The Best Ebook Subscription Services for Every Kind of Reader
You can read countless ebooks, listen to audiobooks, and browse comics with one of these WIRED-tested digital reading subscriptions.
My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand review – funny girl
From difficult childhood to glittering career, this is an astonishing success story
Poem of the week: Losing Galileo by Olga Dermott-Bond
Reflections on the pioneering astronomer find an unexpected contemporary relevance
The Kobo Clara 2E ereader drops to a record-low price for Black Friday
Amazon’s Black Friday deals have the Kobo Clara 2E ereader at a record-low price. This model is Engadget’s top pick for the best ereader in 2023, with its terrific design, intuitive navigation and seamless library book borrowing.
My Name Is Barbra review – Streisand’s story: mystical, messy, bawdy and funny
Barbra Streisand’s eloquent and commanding memoir reveals her insecurities along with a hunger for fame and complete control
All the bizarre James Bond references in Nadine Dorries’s new book and why
The book is shrouded in political drama, conspiracy and mystery,
Missing 'Dune: Part Two'? Check out these three 'Dune'-related books.
All the spicy, sandworm-filled tomes you’ll need to tide you over until the next film.
Lenovo Smart Paper review: A solid e-ink tablet spoiled by the cost | Engadget
Lenovos’s Smart Paper is now available in several countries, including the UK.
At around $400 (in the UK, £500) it’s expensive.
Book Market Picking Up As Universal Buys ‘Run For Your Life’ Short Story Package; Britney Spears Memoir & Journo Student’s Takedown Of Stanford President Also Spark Bids – The Dish
EXCLUSIVE: The book-to-movie market that has been spotty with two strikes hobbling the business is seeing an uptick that will lead to a few strong deals before the holiday. It could presage a boom …
Onyx Boox Palma E-Reader review: A Kindle that fits in your pocket
Is this phone-sized e-reader a worthy smartphone companion?
Best e-readers: top Kindle, Kobo and E Ink tablet devices
Keen on a screen that’s easier on the eyes? Check out our pick of the best e-readers and E Ink tablets, including Kindle, Kobo, Onyx and more
Britney Spears vs Jada Pinkett: Whose memoir is topping charts?
Jada Pinkett Smith released her memoir ‘Worthy’ a week before Britney Spears’ ‘The Woman In Me’ created waves across best-selling charts
Erotic Vagrancy: Everything About Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor review – an epic hymn to a ‘joyously vulgar’ pair
Drink-fuelled fights, tantrums, fratricide… Roger Lewis’s exhaustive but exhausting study of the Burton-Taylor partnership is as extravagant and uncompromising as its badly behaved stars
This $35 AI writes and publishes e-books for you
Ditch writer’s block.
Hard stares, tea with the Queen and so many marmalade sandwiches – 65 years of Paddington Bear
Inspired by a lone teddy in a shop, Michael Bond’s courteous and clumsy hero from Peru has struck a chord with every generation. What is the secret to his enduring popularity?
Step aside, Kindle — the Kobo Clara 2E e-reader is just as small and mighty
Book nerds tired of Kindle’s hegemony should try out this Kobo.
Kindle Scribe Is My Top Amazon Prime Day Recommendation. Here's Why You Should Get One
If you’ve been looking for an e-reader tablet with note taking functionality, there has not been a better time to buy a Kindle Scribe.
Amazon is offering one million Kindle books for free
The Prime retailer is giving away shelves of books for no cost
Spotify audiobooks: Premium subscribers will get 15 hours free
A reported Spotify audiobooks development has now been confirmed by the company. Paid subscribers will be able to listen to…
‘Stronger than steel, stretchier than rubber’: the quest to harness the power of spider silk
Spiders don’t make good domestic animals, and not many like walking into their webs in the garden, but scientists dream of a future where spider silk may revolutionise medicine
Authors shocked to find AI ripoffs of their books being sold on Amazon
Book spamming, sometimes with multiple bogus titles going online in one day, has hit writers like Rory Cellan-Jones
The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman audiobook review – unfiltered Hollywood
Jeff Daniels reads this memoir-cum-oral history of the late actor, painting a picture of a flawed, melancholic, chaotic and brilliant screen icon
How to listen to Spotify's huge library of audiobooks
Spotify’s audiobook offerings are substantial, so use these tips and tricks to find, buy, and listen to any title in the app’s library however you want.
Internet Archive appeals loss in library ebook lawsuit
A New York court handed the Archive a defeat in March.
10 amazing tricks you should know about your Amazon Kindle
Kurt “The CyberGuy” Knutsson shares 10 must-know tips that you can use for your Amazon Kindle in order to adjust the device and its features to your liking.
AI-narrated audiobooks are here – and they raise some serious ethical questions
What AI-narrated audiobooks tell us about reading and big tech.
The Coming Wave by Mustafa Suleyman review – a tech tsunami
The co-founder of DeepMind issues a terrifying warning about AI and synthetic biology – but how seriously should we take it?
Queen Elizabeth 'understood' Prince Harry's desire to write bombshell Spare book
Despite the controversies Prince Harry’s TV series and autobiography have sparked in recent months, some say the late Queen understood his desire to put his own story in th epublic domain.
Author alarmed to find name on fraudulent AI-generated books sold online
Jane Friedman sounds the alarm on “avalanche” of artificial intelligence-generated titles being sold under established names on sites like Amazon.
Author Mikaela Loach walks out of her Edinburgh book festival event over fossil fuel links
Mikaela Loach said she could not continue with her talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival “in good faith” because of her concerns about its sponsor Baillie Gifford.
Casey McQuiston is flattered when people compare Red, White & Royal Blue to fanfiction
With the movie adaptation now streaming, the author is looking back on their first novel
Princess Diana's bulimia battle depicted in children's book
The book by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, which is the latest in the Little People, Big Dreams series, will be published on 7 September and will tackle the complex topic of eating disorders.
Author discovers AI-generated counterfeit books written in her name on Amazon
Amazon resisted a removal request, citing lack of “trademark registration numbers.”
Barnes & Noble is reinventing itself, but not its e-readers
Its e-readers have a ‘Kindle in the early 2010s’ vibe.
Lucy Spraggan shaken as book signing abruptly ends due to fire evacuation
Lucy Spraggan was left shaken after her signing in Manchester ended due to a fire evacuation as she promoted her book Process: Finding My Way Through, where she details her sexual assault
Audiobook platform Libro.fm announces its international launch | TechCrunch
Libro.fm, the audiobook retailer and listening app for local bookshops, launched internationally. It’s now available in six currencies.
Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' considered the 'most discarded' book of the summer
Prince Harry’s controversial memoir ‘Spare’ is considered the ‘most discarded’ book of the summer with readers abandoning their copies in hotels and resorts across Europe
First edition copy of The Hobbit found in charity shop sells for over £10,000
The book was found by chance by a store manager at the Cancer Research UK superstore in Dundee, in Scotland.