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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.

We Are All Birds of Uganda

Stormzy curated Merky Books, and We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan joint-won the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize in 2019. We take a look to see what it’s all about

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.