Interviews & Blogs

Books and music: name a more iconic duo. Some book lovers like to read with peaceful piano melodies in the background, while others make playlists based on the songs that feature in their favourite novels. Writers are often inspired by the music they listen to as they type away at their work in progress. But as well as readers and writ

Following on from our previous blog, Five Unusual Bookshops Worldwide, we’ve discovered five more interesting bookshops we’d love to explore! Ranging from converted postal trains to transformed banks these magical bookshops are not to be missed.   Selexyz Dominicanen     View this po

Amanda Weiss is the designer behind our How-to... Modern Living series. We’ve talked to her about her path into graphic designing and her creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to book design? I got into art when I was in elementary school, thanks to cartoon shows and anime. Originally, I was planning on

As Valentine's Day approaches we might feel the pressure to have the perfect romance but in reality relationships can be a little messy. Here are some complicated love stories to keep your romance reading interesting.   Beyond Par Sometimes it all works out for the best.       The Search for Atlantis

There’s something special about walking into a bookshop. It’s like walking into a room full of friends, there’s a spark of recognition as you spot your favourite books, and excitement as you notice a new release. But some bookshops take the browsing experience to a whole new level with their unique locations and beautiful decor. Her

When it comes to books one of the biggest influences on their value is whether or not they are a first edition. We have all heard the term but what exactly does it mean and what are the common misconceptions? First editions are the original publications of a title, the first release if you will. They can vary by country, for example an

It's a new year, a whole new decade, which means plenty of reading to do! We've created the Fairlight Reading Challenge 2020 to encourage readers to explore beyond their bookish comfort zones and find some great books! Over the course of the year read or listen to: A self-help book A book by a BAME author A collection of sho

If you're looking for present ideas here are 10 reasons why books make the best gifts!   Share Something Personal Giving books that have touched your heart or relating to topics that are important to you can be an incredibly personal and meaningful gift. Especially since it will give you something to discuss once they’ve