Bookish news on the web this week - 6 June 2015


26 Reasons Why You Need To Read More
Jarry Lee for Buzzfeed
“Because books tell the stories of people we don’t know, places we haven’t been, and worlds we can only imagine.”

Buying books

New Bookindy App Helps Bookshops Fight Back Against Amazon
David Barnett for the Guardian
“Type in a book you’d like to read, and the app will compare the Amazon price with nearby independent book shops – in the hope you’ll go and buy there”


Why Does Tom Ripley – And His Creator, Patricia Highsmith – Still Fascinate?
Erin Kelly for The Pool
“Sixty years ago an unlikely leading man emerged from the alleyways of Venice. Patricia Highsmith’s classic noir The Talented Mr Ripley is about a sociopath in polite society, an American in Europe who embarks on a killing spree that escalates across five novels. Tom Ripley is amoral, relentless and utterly compelling.”

Jen Campbell on books that help explain diversity in all its forms. Essential viewing – please do watch it.

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