How did ghost stories become an unlikely tradition?
Telling ghost stories at Christmas time is a tradition originating in Victorian England. How did this come about?
The history of the paperback
Saturday 30th July is Paperback Book Day. Learn about the history of this medium.
The best UK spots for literary tourism
Literary tourism is a way for book lovers to travel. Here are some locations that inspired some of the greatest literary works.
The greatest insults in Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was deft with wonderfully worded insults in his works. Here are some of our favourites.
Words of advice from the most successful authors
Some of the greatest authors are no longer with us, but their words live on. We’ve looked at some bestselling authors and are sharing their writing advice.
World Book Day 2021 – Readable’s team picks
This year's World Book Day theme is 'share a story'. Our team of book lovers is doing just that, answering some questions about their recent reads.