Five Books is an expert book recommendation website based in Oxford. The CEO is Juliet Frost, the editor is Sophie Roell and the deputy editor is Cal Flyn. Stephanie Kelley is literary editor and Benedict King is a contributing editor also based at HQ. Further afield, Eve Gerber is our US editor, Romas Viesualas our art editor and Nigel Warburton our philosophy editor. Dan Schoeffler is our adviser and Al Breach our financial backer.
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What gifts are ideal for a book lover—other than books, that is? Here we’ve compiled a list of some current favourites, with advice on which Kindle or audiobook subscription to buy, as well as highlighting the best noise-cancelling headphones and book journals. It’s all you need to keep the book lover in your life happy.
If you’re stuck in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be time to finally crack open that one long read you always meant to get around to, but slid down your list of books for whatever reason—not enough time, too many pages. Problem is, there are so many monster doorstoppers, and it can be hard to tell which are worth your time. The Five Books editors weigh in: