This week in 1963 | From the Observer archive
February 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Publishers prepare to release The Kama Sutra and Tropic of Cancer to the British publicRoy Jenkins’s Obscene Publications Act, passed nearly four years ago, is about to face the two biggest tests of its usefulness since the Lady Chatterley trial in November, 1960. Allen and Unwin are to publish on Thursday a translation of the…

Where the Wild Things are
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Independent publisher Wild Things promotes accessible, affordable adventure.

Mackay joins Edinburgh festival
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Simon Mackay has been appointed the new head of book sales and retail for the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF). 

Right place, right time for nascent Marco Polo
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Launching a list in the midst of the book sector’s digital transition, in one of its hardest-hit markets, hasn’t seemed to harm travel publisher Marco Polo.

Pictures of the week
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

This week features some familiar faces, a charity auction, a touring Harry Potter exhibition and a sold-out performance of The Vagina Monologues.