News Bulletins For Bookshops

IBW Book Award Shortlists Announced


We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the IBW Book Award.  Judged by a panel of authors, booksellers and journalists, the three winners - in Adult, Children’s and Picture Book categories - will be announced on Friday 23rd June, the day before the start of this year’s IBW. To support the in-store promotion of the shortlist both during IBW and beyond, all participating IBW booksellers will receive high quality POS materials featuring all 32 shortlisted titles, with the award at the heart of IBW’s trade and consumer promotional activities.

Hachette Staff Working in Bookshops


To help celebrate the long-standing special relationship between Independent Bookshop Week and Hachette, we are thrilled that Hachette staff are fully embracing our Shopfloor Publishers Project, and planning to send out lots of their staff to indie bookshops during IBW.  The plan is to get the publishers to spend time working in the bookshop alongside our fabulous booksellers, to get a sense of life on the shopfloor, seeing how books sell, how customers interact and how hand-selling is done!

Art of Reading by Damon Young


We’re delighted to be powering on with IBW plans, and this time have a very special offer from Scribe Publishing – a new publisher to IBW, but extremely keen to connect with indies, and who have a very appropriate title for us.

 The Art of Reading - Damon Young - 9781911344186 - £9.99

Carolina Rabei Illustrated Windows


We are thrilled that Faber illustrator, Carolina Rabei, is offering two lucky booksellers the chance to have their windows designed by her!


Ian Rankin Box Sets


We are delighted to bring you another IBW offer, this time a very special offer for Ian Rankin fans!
Orion have created a  specially designed Anniversary Box Set collector's edition of KNOTS AND CROSSES, BLACK AND BLUE and EXIT MUSIC -  signed by Ian Rankin and with exclusive extra material only available in this set. The signed copies and special material are exclusive to indie bookshops for IBW

Guide to the Best Children's Books in the Guardian


Our first news this year is that we are delighted to be working with the PA Children’s Book Group on producing another version of the very successful Guide to the Best Children’s Books, which appears in the Guardian newspaper on 24th June, the first day of IBW.

Macmillan Middle Grade Mashup


We are delighted to bring you our first IBW offer, from Macmillan, who are putting together a fabulous Middle Grade Mashup Tour, to celebrate IBW, and are looking for 10 great independent bookshops to host events.