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Photo of Ellen's bookshelf from her bookstagram

Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.

‘Rain’ by Lemn Sissay, also featured in mancunian ways

Deputy Books Editor Aileen Loftus reviews Mancunian Ways, a poetry anthology featuring work from a range of Manchester based poets, including Lemn Sissay and Jackie Hagan.

Boy Parts with a pearl necklace Photo: Maisie Scott @ The Mancunion

Eliza Clarke’s debut novel Boy Parts follows an anti-heroine as she navigates her photography career, personal relationships, and violent impulses

Photo of an independent bookshop

Independent bookshops are struggling due to the impact of coronavirus and the national lockdowns in the UK. Lucy Evans reflects on the joys of the independents and the need to support them.

Jews Don't Count by David Baddiel

David Baddiel’s new book is a must-read for any progressive thinking person who considers themself to be on the right side of history when it comes to racism