Rudolf Schonegger, 55, given suspended 26-week sentence for theft of signed copy worth £1,675 An Italian bookseller who stole a signed Harry Potter edition worth £1,675 in a “professional, targeted operation”
Secret edition of John Hanning Speke’s What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile contains stinging accusations against his fellow adventurer A secret addendum to John Hanning Speke’s account
When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found
Restoring classics for a new generation Walking around at San Diego Comic-Con, the booth for a small publisher known as Sunday Press stands out in the quieter half of the convention. Standing amidst retailers
He was tour manager for the Band, producer of Mean Streets… so why, at nearly 70, is Jonathan Taplin taking on Facebook and co? We are all – or nearly all – slaves to technology. Think about how many you
In 2012, tens of thousands of artefacts from the golden age of Timbuktu were at risk in Mali’s civil war. This exclusive extract describes the race to save them from the flames – and how lethal attacks
“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.” You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been Books
Britons are EU citizens too. What’s missing from the practical arguments about Brexit is the recognition that a solemn social contract is being destroyed Theresa May values “the spirit of citizenship”.
I'm like most Americans, according to the New York Times: I read more printed books than ebooks. I have two different tablets with lots of ebooks and take one or the other on trips, especially book tours
Sales have risen 10%, thanks to TV adaptations and clever marketing. As four publishing houses unveil new looks, John Walsh investigates the battle for new readers Imagine you have a sudden burning desire
Bad skin These four images share a feature frequently encountered in medieval books: skin problems. That is to say, in all four there is something bad about the animal skin - or parchment - from which
By Simon Denyer Simon Denyer Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea. Email Bio Follow Inside a metal shed in the Tibetan highlands of western China, thousands of microprocessors
What do you do if you want to peek inside a book, but you’re pretty sure it’ll crumble into dust if you even crack the cover a little bit? Well, nothing: Opening a book is a critical step in finding out
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong. In 1995, if you had told Toby Spribille that he’d eventually overthrow a scientific idea
Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa
The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike. Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags
A study suggesting indigenous children from Saskatchewan and Manitoba were healthy when they were sent to residential schools undercuts government justification for nutritional experiments at the time.
Abraham Plaza is on a mission to break down the countless barriers – physical, mental and social – that make daily life in Mexico City so tough for people with disabilities. But with the help of an alliance
The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it. On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant.