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Read Flanagan’s Run

With the first events in the Commonwealth Games underway today,  here's an extract from a sporting classic - Flanagan’s Run by Scottish athlete, Tom McNab. They're under starter's orders... Read more

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Read Sapiens

One book we're very excited about that's coming this autumn is Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind. Here's an extract and a beautiful video to get a flavour of it. Read more

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Holy bulging bookshelves! It’s a Batman reading list!

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! Batman, Batman, Batman! Everyone’s favourite brooding superhero turns 75 this week, and to celebrate Martin Wright from our Leeds bookshop has put together a Batman reading list. KAPOW! Read more




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The YA Buzz

Want to know some of things that were discussed at YALC and what is at the heart of YA? Here’s Isabel Popple's personal pick of some of the most crucial comments made across last weekend's events. Read more

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Why publishers still matter

At a time when it has never been easier to self-publish, what is the value of a publisher? Are they redundant in this brave new world? Sam Jordison explains how conventional publishers, and particularly independents with distinct characters like his own Galley Beggar Press, are perhaps needed now more than ever. Read more


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On the Home Front

With the Imperial War Museum London reopening this Saturday, their Senior Historian Terry Charman shares some of the stories which defined life on the Home Front during the First World War. Read more