Welcome to the book-y corner of Mumsnet, a space packed with compelling guest author webchats, regular book giveaways and stimulating chats about brilliant books.

And do follow us on Twitter for book club Talk highlights and lots of great competitions.


"An epic novel to immerse oneself and luxuriate in"


Bookclubbers have been gripped by August bookclub choice, The Signature of All Things over the summer and author Elizabeth Gilbert joins us for webchat on Thursday 18 September at 9pm.

Win a set of Wimpy Kid books


To coincide with National Literacy Week (8-14 September) we're giving away ten full sets of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney. Simply share your tips and advice for encouraging reluctant readers on our thread to be in with a chance. 

Book giveaway

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox is the brand new children’s book by Julia Donaldson and we’ve got 50 copies to give away. While Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox – but she knows just the cure. The bath is soon overflowing with bubbles and goo… but will it get rid of their spots?

Jojo Moyes webchat


On 30 September 9-10pm we'll be hosting a webchat with acclaimed author Jojo Moyes to discuss her compelling book The One Plus One. Post your questions on our thread to find out the stories behind the novel. 

Great reads for school starters


What did you read to your children when they were about to embark on their schooling adventure? We've rounded-up Mumsnetters' favourite books about starting school.

"I feel comfortable eating meat from animals I have killed myself"


Webchat: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall dropped by last Friday to answer questions about his latest book River Cottage Light and Easy. During the chat he gave tips on dinner parties for veggies, dairy and wheat free desserts and saving cash by cooking in bulk and freezing.

Michael Palin at Mumsnet Towers


Join us at midday on Thurs 11 September as the one and only Michael Palin drops by MNHQ to discuss his new book, Travelling To Work, and answer your questions. Post on the webchat for the chance to win a signed copy of the book and tickets to Michael's first ever one man show.

A literary expedition across Europe


Inspired by sonjadog’s wonderful thread, we’ve compiled an A-Z which will take you on a literary expedition across the great and eclectic continent of Europe. Pack your bags and your kindle and be on your way…

Local Independent bookshops

the winding stair

Mumsnet Local editors have rounded up the best of the independent bookshops. Check out the list to find great book stores in your area.

Mumsnet cookbook: Top Bananas!

top bananas

We're giving away 30 copies of Mumsnet's first cookbook, Top Bananas! Loaded with 120 tried-and-tested recipes (by Mumsnetters), there's breakfasts, Sunday lunches, cooking with kids and heaps more. Plus watch the video for our three-minute sponge cake! 

Mumsnet guides

Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories

Did you know that in addition to the vast repository of wisdom that is Mumsnet Talk, you can also get some of the best bits in book form? Find out more about our Mumsnet guides, including the Book of Bedtime Stories written by Mumsnetters. 

Top tips from debut authors


'Everyone has a book in them,' as the saying goes. If you're waiting to unleash your own story, we've tapped into the wisdom of some of the debut novelists whose creations have been featured on Mumsnet, and asked them to come up with their top 10 tips for budding authors

Join book club

Book club giveaway

If Goodnight Moon was the last book you finished and your brain is starting to atrophy, it's high time you joined Mumsnet book club. Brain-stimulating banter guaranteed. And free copies of our chosen books up for grabs, too.



Last updated: 16-Sep-2014 at 11:11 AM