London books special
Read interviews with Iain Banks and some of the capital's most talented new novelists, find out which literary events are on near you and contribute to our new never-ending story
A London story
Toby Litt has written the first chapter of a chain story which will run in the Books section online and in Time Out magazine. We need you to write chapters two, three, four...
Spring books preview
The coming months see new novels from the likes of Chuck Palahniuk, Lionel Shriver and Ian McEwan. Here are our picks of the upcoming novels vying for a place in this spring's bestsellers list
Latest book reviews
Time Out's critics help you decide which new books are worth a read and which you should leave on the shelf.
Literary events in London
This is a good time of year for book and poetry festivals, whether you want to participate or sit back and be entertained. Check out what's on near you.
London's hottest new writers
Haven't heard of Jed Mercurio, Georgina Harding, Dajit Nagra or Xiaolu Guo? You will.
Iain Banks interview
At 52, Iain Banks has no intention of mellowing with age, but his new novel, 'The Steep Approach to Garbadale', is his strongest for years.
London's small book publishers
Discover the delicate charms of the capital's niche publishers and little literary imprints.
Justin Cartwright interview
We talk to Justin Cartwright about his new novel 'The Song Before It Is Sung', a compelling examination of the purpose and possibilites of liberalism in a time of horror.
The future of books
The photocopier-shaped Espresso Book Machine, which allows you to click a screen and, five or ten minutes later, hold in your hands a brand-new soft-cover tome, warm off the press.
Art books round-up
Time Out's art critics present a round-up of the best art books on the shelves at the moment.
The decline of the celebrity sport biog
‘Cashley’, Lamps and Roon are being hammered in the Amazon sales rankings by Perry Groves. So has the big-money autobiography finally been kicked into touch?
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