We made a little pal who prints you a present. Giftbot dispenses prose, poetry, comics and art at the push of a button. If you’re near The Edinburgh Bookshop any time during December drop in and it might give you something by David Shrigley, Lemn Sissay, Jeanette Winterson, Matt Haig, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Holloway, Tom Gauld, or even a SPECIALLY WRITTEN Jess Kidd short story!

Here is the very start of the very special, brand new audio edition of The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig, read by none other than Olivia Colman! And for every copy sold of this exclusive edition, we’re donating 50p to Unicef UK. Get it at Audible!

(The video’s animated with illustrations from the book by Chris Mould!)

Jess Kidd, author of The Hoarder, goes through the shelves of Waterstones to talk about some of the authors that inspired her – from Charles Dickens to Angela Carter and David Almond.

Recording from Leonard Cohen’s acceptance address for the Prince of Asturias Award, 21 October 2011. Included in Leonard Cohen’s final collection, The Flame.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat – the wonderful Samin Nosrat’s Sunday Times Food Book of the Year – is coming to Netflix! Here’s the official trailer: look out for it on 11 October.