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From the designer: How to design a Puffin Classic.

With the reissue of the Puffin Classics range, including some gorgeous new covers, designer Anna Morrison writes about how they approached these timeless favourites.

Alice Hoffman on The Rules of Magic

Alice Hoffman, author of the recently-published Nightbird, and the allure of magic in fiction.

You don't have to be perfect to be a hero in a romantic comedy

Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, and the truth about romantic comedy stereotypes.

JQ Wingate Nominee: Hanns and Rudolf by Thomas Harding

As we countdown to the winner of the JQ Wingate Prize, here's an extract from Hans and Rudolf by Thomas Harding.

Fourteen fantastic first lines

They say the first line is one of the most important parts of a book. Get it right and the readers’ eyes are all yours, get it wrong and they’ll start looking around, distracted by the feet of strangers or two birds fighting over a sandwich.

World Book Day 2015 Gallery

Happy World Book Day! Up and down the country our booksellers and customers have been dressing up as their literary characters. Here's a gallery of our favourites so far.

Waterstones and HarperCollins present the Killer Crime Festival.

Celebrate the best in crime fiction with the Killer Crime Festival, a two-day festival of both online and in-store events.

World Book Day 2015

It's World Book Day tomorrow, as if we ever needed an excuse to dress up as our favourite book characters..

Translating Lemaitre

What's in a translation? Frank Wynne on translating Pierre Lemaitre's Camille Verhoeven Trilogy.