After a spot of August reading inspiration? Look no further as Senior Editor for Vintage Classics, Frances Macmillan has shared her top ten gardens in literature.

Ahead of the release of the much anticipated sequel we’re rereading Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You this summer- why not join us?

Dear Stranger is a collection of inspirational, honest and heartfelt letters from authors, bloggers and Mind ambassadors to an imagined stranger. Insightful and uplifting, Dear Stranger is a humbling glimpse into different interpretations of happiness, and how despite sometimes seeming unobtainable happiness can, in the smallest of ways, become an achievable goal. Read a letter written by Rowan Coleman, author of We Are All Made of Stars.

We’re celebrating our 80th birthday this year. Join in the jamboree with #Penguin80.

Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong on why mathematics isn’t just about linear curves and quadratic equations and why practice makes perfect when it comes to mastering the art of numbers.

Suzanne Dean, the designer behind the cover of Sara Taylor’s stunning new novel, The Shore, talks the Penguin Blog through the creative process of creating this particular book jacket.

Travel writing has a long literary heritage – but which eye-opening travelling tales were penned by women? Harriet Horobin-Worley, Digital Assistant Editor for Penguin, takes you on an adventure through the eyes of female authors…

Puffin author, library lover, and lifelong Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland fan, Cathy Cassidy, on how 150 years on, Alice’s story is relevant to girls today.

Fun fact: Valentine’s Day is all about birds in books.The first recorded association between St. Valentine’s Day and romantic love is found in Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem The Parliament of Fowls – according to Chaucer, February the 14th is the day on which birds choose their mates.

We don’t want to read too much into this connection but in homage to the great poet, we’ve been doing some literary matchmaking of our own. We’ve dreamed up the perfect Penguin present pairings for the special someone in your life – and not a chocolate or a red rose in sight…

As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, esteemed neurobiologist Dick Swaab takes a look at love on physiological perspective: what happens to our brains when we fall in love? Find out in this exclusive extract from his fascinating new book We Are Our Brains.