It is edited and published by Alex Johnson who has been part of The Independent newspaper's online team since 2007 and the founding editor/publisher of two internationally popular blogs, Shedworking and Bookshelf. His book Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution was published by Frances Lincoln (2010), followed by Bookshelf (2013) and Improbable Libraries (2015) published by Thames & Hudson. His most recent books are A Book of Book Lists (The British Library, 2017) and Book Towns (Frances Lincoln, 2018). His next book is Shelf Life (forthcoming, autumn 2018, The British Library) and a Writers' Trumps game (forthcoming, autumn 2018, Laurence King). Alex was a founding judge of the annual National Shed of the Year competition.
Alex is an experienced journalist who has been editing, writing and designing for national magazines, newspapers and charities - including Crohn's and Colitis UK, Age Concern, The Primary Club, and the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation - for the last 25 years in the UK and Spain. He is also a half-decent snooker player.