We agree wholeheartedly with Jane Austen – so in celebration of this year’s Books are My Bag campaign, which kicks off this Saturday 10th October, some of our most discerning Penguins have shared their favourite independent bookshops.

Comedian Aziz Ansari reads an extract from his new book on the potential perils of dating in the digital age.

Comedian and author Limmy recounts the worst that can happen when you need to bleed your radiator in this daft wee story from his new collection.

A little announcement…
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Make your number one dad feel like he’s top of your chart by taking our pop quiz and finding which book will be a hit with him this Father’s Day.

Over the past three years, millions of people around the world have connected with the story of Gus and Hazel in John Green’s life-changing The Fault in Our Stars. This year we want to go EVEN further and with your help, raise a massive £25,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, who do so much for the real life Gus and Hazels in the UK.

Cryptocurrency jacket

Challenging the world economic order is no mean feat, but that’s precisely what crytocurrencies, including BitCoin are doing as we speak. Authors Paul Vigna and Michael Casey explain the five stages of cryptocurrency recognition, and what this might mean for the future of finance.


Author of The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr, on where automation is taking us and the effect our increasing reliance on sat navs may be having on our minds.

Digital business expert Nicholas Lovell shares why we should be watching Ghostbusters to discover what life if really like in a startup.

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At Penguin we know that stories can flourish and grow outside of the book, across a multitude of new formats and technologies.

To give creatives the opportunity to tell Stephen Fry’s story outside of the written word we’ve been hanging out with Stephen in libraries, universities, tech hubs and with creatives and readers, as part of the YourFry project. Get a behind the scenes look from the YourFry team, and find out how to submit your own creation.