FutureLearn

FutureLearn works with unis and cultural institutions around the world to create courses on some pretty interesting topics – all for free – from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone. They’re super accessible and are a great way to intro yourself to or brush...
A Bookish Tour of Berlin

A Bookish Tour of Berlin

We continue our bookish tour around the world. This week, we’re in Berlin with Timothy Kennett. The many problems of the bookish have been well-documented in textbooks on bibliomania, literary autobiographies, and the kinds of high school fiction in which shy,...

Review: ‘The Arrival of Missives’ by Aliya Whitely

The Arrival of Missives could be classed, amongst other things, as a coming-of-age story, a fantasy novel, soft environmentalism, an anti-authoritarian fable and a sci-fi-tinged forbidden love story. This might sound like an unwieldy melange, but Aliya Whitely manages...
A Bookish Tour of Cambridge

A Bookish Tour of Cambridge

This is the first in our series on bookstores in cities around the world. This week, Heather takes us on a tour of her hometown of Cambridge. Well-known for its ancient colleges and beautiful parks, Cambridge is actually not known for its great bookshops. I mean, it...