There's not much to cheer us in the news these days so it's good to remember that we have so many books to choose from to inform and entertain us.

I'm particularly pleased that the BBC 2 programme 'Between the Covers' is returning this week for some light and interesting discussion and recommendations. 

And recently I've been working on a feature article for 'Suffolk' magazine inviting the county's booksellers to share their ideas on the best books to buy this Christmas. Look out for the piece in next month's issue - available in all good newsagents!

I can confirm too that we'll once again hold our annual Browsers Book Group recommendations evening. I've reserved the venue for the evening of Monday 6 December. There'll be more details in next week's newsletter, but save the date if you'd like to come along!

I hope you have already noted the afternoon of Sunday 28 November for our online meeting with the printmaker Angela Harding? 

This will be a lovely occasion finding out all about the creation of her beautiful illustrations (the cover of the children's book 'October, October', recommended below, is another of Angela's designs). I can assure you that Angela is wonderful to listen to being both entertaining and inspiring. You can reserve your place here.

And for another literary diversion this week, why not listen in to author Joanne Harris on Desert Island Discs? Joanne visited us in Woodbridge to launch her novel 'The Strawberry Thief' which continued the story of her bestseller 'Chocolat'. In this programme, she tells presenter Lauren Laverne about how the popularity of that book affected her life, her use of social media, how she is coping with illness, and how she seeks to help other authors.

Have a good week, and thank you for reading.