This week in Country Life we discover that book collecting is fashionable again and visit the enclave of London dealers doing booming business. We also mourn the decline of pub culture, find out why classic tractors are still a farmer’s best friend, discover how art can transform a house and we learn to cook with broad beans.

Get this latest issue of the magazine at your local newsagent, or grab a digital issue on your tablet at www.countrylife.co.uk/digital-edition