Welcome to Independent Booksellers Week!

Independent Booksellers Week 2014 will take place from 28th June to 5th July this year.

Independent Booksellers 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 

You might also like to VOTE for your FAVOURITE Bookshop – our colleagues at National Book Tokens Caboodle are running a competition for consumers to do just that – check it out here

And if you are interested in the fabulous books stocked by indie bookshops, check our our IBW Book Award Shortlist and visit your local indie bookshop to pick up a copy of one of these wonderful titles – here

The Guardian newspaper is publishing a supplement on Saturday 28th June, featuring the best of children’s books, reviewed by some of our leading children’s booksellers.  Look out for the Guide this weekend.

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 visting 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, including the Bookshop Crawl on Saturday 5th July, our Great Bookshop Debate at Foyles on 2nd July and our IBW Literary Death Match on 3rd July – here’s more info on all of those:

Bookshop Crawl

Great Bookshop Debate

Literary Death Match

 

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, or to receive the 2014 IBW POS Kit, 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