Welcome to Independent Bookshop Week!


Independent Bookshop Week 2015 will take place from 20th to 27th June this year.


Independent Bookshop Week is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.  We do this with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting!  Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them.

To find your local independent bookshop, check here 

And you may have seen the very exciting news about James Patterson donating £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK & Ireland – make sure to help celebrate these wonderful places by visiting your local bookshop during IBW, and every week!  See James Patterson talking about his gift here

Check out our Twitter account – @IndieBound_UK –  for regular updates on IBW event and bookshop happenings,

If you are a publisher interested in getting involved in IBW for 2015, please email sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk. If you are a bookseller who would like to register to participate in IBW 2015, again email Sharon and she will register you.

Goldsboro Bookshop in London highlights the treasures within…

Gullivers in Wimborne is ready for IBW 2012!

Book Nook Newport – Where’s Wally?

Jaffe & Neale, Chipping Norton with an indie take on IBW!


Take a look around this website to find out more. You can also keep up to date with latest news via Twitter and Facebook.

All best wishes,

The IBW Team