Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. With more than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop is perfect for bookworms. His book ‘The Diary of a Bookseller’ is soon to be a major TV series, and introduced us to the joys and frustrations of life lived in books. ‘Confessions of a Bookseller’ will reunite readers with the characters they’ve come to know and love.
Tom Mole is a Professor of English Literature and Book History and the University of Edinburgh, where he runs the Centre for the History of the Book. ‘The Secret Life of Books: Why they mean more than words’ is about how books transform us as individuals, and how books – and readers – have evolved over time.
Matt Taghioff adopted Zelda the cat in 2014. She charmed him with her weird habits and permanently spooked expression, which he couldn’t resist documenting online. Curious Zelda now has over 200,000 followers across her social media accounts, and has now written her first book ‘The Adventures of a Curious Cat’ which is the ultimate self-help guide for any cat, or indeed, their human.