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.

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Chat to best-selling author Jojo Moyes


THIS EVENING, 9-10pm:  Join the webchat with Me Before You author Jojo Moyes and put your questions to her about her latest novel: The One Plus One as well as her other novels. Put the date in your diary or post a question in advance.

Win a set of Wimpy Kid books


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

Don't Look Back

When a holiday of a lifetime turns into a nightmare, Evie is forced to find reserves of strength and ingenuity she never dreamt existed; or die trying. Don’t Look Back is the new nail-biting thriller by Gregg Hurwitz, apply for your free copy now. 

David Nicholls reads from his new book, Us


Video: The bestselling author of One Day, David Nicholls reads an extract from October book club choice, Us, in which his hapless hero Douglas tries in vain to impress his son at the school quiz.

"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.

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…

"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.

Michael Palin at Mumsnet Towers


Michael Palin joined us earlier in September and discussed his new book, Travelling To Work. During the webchat he answered questions about the Python days, Ripping Yarns, travel and his first ever one man show.

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



Last updated: 30-Sep-2014 at 8:30 PM