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Halloween at home with Dame Susan Hill

This Halloween, celebrate Susan Hill’s damehood with her unforgettably chilling ghost stories.

Q&A with Sybil Oldfield, author of The Black Book

'I had to find out who these anti-fascist men and women were.'

Hashi Mohamed’s People Like Us is Radio 4’s Book of the Week

Read an extract from People Like Us.

Alan Bennett’s new Talking Heads: Two Besides

Alan Bennett has written two new works for his landmark Talking Heads series.

Matthew Cobb on the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020 Shortlist

The Idea of the Brain has been shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020.

Why you need to read People Like Us by Hashi Mohamed

'Read it if it mirrors your own experience, but read it especially if it doesn’t.'

Our autumn history blockbusters: a reader’s guide

Get to know our history blockbusters from bestselling authors.

Bookseller’s Delight: Seven Kinds of People You Meet In a Bookshop

New from the bestselling author of Diary of a Bookseller, comes a hilarious gift for booklovers everywhere

WIN a copy of This Book Will Make You Kinder and an enamel pin

We’re celebrating World Kindness Day with Henry J Garrett’s insightful guide to making the world a more empathetic place

Read Murder in Midwinter

Murder served ice cold…

A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles is Waterstones Book of the Month

Out now in paperback!

An interview with Alan Allport, author of Britain at Bay

Read a fascinating Q&A with the author of epic new history book, Britain at Bay.

Free copies People Like Us for UK schools

This Black History Month, we're giving away copies of Hashi Mohamed's important memoir.

Happiness, a Mystery Video

Bestselling crime writer, poet and confessed self-help addict Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the age-old mystery of happiness.

Cut through the chaos with Lives of the Stoics

Discover the art of living for a better life with the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic

Pre-Order This Book Will Make You Kinder

Pre-order This Book Will Make You Kinder and be in to win an enamel pin worth £8

Matthew Cobb on the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020

The Idea of the Brain has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2020.

Alan Allport on lessons from Britain at Bay for today’s readers

Lessons from Alan Allport's Britain at Bay.