The Globe and Mail will launch a new website for its weekly Books section on Jan. 10, 2009. The site will include best seller lists, book reviews, interviews, excerpts, videos, podcasts and other content. In the spring the site plans to launch a book club that will encourage conversation about prominent books. Former Globe deputy features editor Peter Scowen will be the communities editor of the Books site. "We are very excited about providing a new, unparalleled forum to engage Canadians who are passionate about books," said Andrew Saunders, the newspaper's vice-president of advertising sales. "The Books hub will have special appeal to book readers and to industry professionals who will have new opportunities to participate in interactive communities and networks." The print Books section will become part of the paper's Saturday Focus section on Jan. 10. The current Globe Books website is located at <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books>.