News Bulletins For Bookshops

Faber Poetry Diary Early Exclusive


 We are delighted to bring you news of our almost-traditional early exclusive availability of the Faber Poetry Diary!
The Faber Poetry Diary 2019 - 9780571341702 - £12.99 – is available exclusively to independent bookshops from mid June in time for IBW and released to the rest of the trade at the end of August (6th September pub date).
Please order from Sam Brown -

Dragon in Your Book POS


Today we bring you an offer from PRH for POS for Tom Fletcher’s new picture book.
Host a Dragon Quest for your littlest visitors!
This Independent Bookshop Week, celebrate the brand new picture book from Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott, There’s a Dragon in Your Book, by holding a Dragon Quest for little visitors to your store!  

Display Competitions from Dorling Kindersley


Today we bring you an offer from Dorling Kindersley.
DK is holding a bookshop competition to win a £100 holiday voucher, awarded to the shop with the best display of DK Eyewitness travel guides during IBW, posted on social media or emailed to DK Marketing. To enter the competition, take a photo of your display and tag @dkbooks on social media, or email your entry to with the subject line ‘IBW DK Eyewitness travel guides’, along with your shop name and address.

IBW Point of Sale Kits


We are delighted to let you know that you should be receiving the IBW Point of Sale Kit – via Gardners, to whom we’d like to say a massive thank you! – today or tomorrow.
In the kits are posters, bellybands, bookmarks, bunting, balloons, button badges, tote bags from HarperCollins – huge thanks to them too – featuring The Tiger Who Came to Tea and a host of other things to help you turn you bookshop in a place of celebration  from 16th to 23rd June!

IBW Book Award Shortlists


We are delighted today to announce the shortlist for the Independent Bookshop Week  Book Award. As voted for by you, our IBW bookshops and 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 15th June, the day before the start of this year’s IBW.
You will receive your IBW Point of Sale Kit  w/c 21st May, via Gardners Wholesale, and  it will contain bookmarks, stickers, and posters promoting the IBW Book Award, as well as many other items to bedeck your shops with celebratory fun!

Ian McEwan and Maggie O'Farrell POS


We are pleased to bring you a couple of IBW-associated POS offers, one from Vintage for Ian McEwan and one from Headline for Maggie O’Farrell.

Quarto Discount Offer


Today we bring you a message and offer from The Quarto Group – adult and children’s divisions - to celebrate IBW and the fantastic work you all do in promoting and selling Quarto books:
The offer is exclusive terms across both our adult and kids lists.  For adult you have an + 7.5% off our selected key trade paperbacks, and for kids you have a + 7.5% discount on a list of nearly forty of our best books for the season!

Laurence King Authors & Offers


This time, we have a whole range of offers for you from Laurence King Publishing .
Jonathan Drori CBE with Around the World in 80 Trees
Available in London from 18-23rd June*

Indie Exclusive Early Availability from Little Tiger


We  have an offer from Little Tiger Brand Director-turned-author Lauren Ace, THE GIRLS (Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie,  published 12th July 2018, RRP £11.99, ISBN 9781848577190, Hardback).

Oi Cat! Paperback Exclusives and POS


Hachette Children’s Books have this year invented the rather brilliant Oi BW! logo for us, and in honour of this, we are thrilled to bring you a very special offer from Hachette Children’s Books, celebrating Oi Cat! by Jim Field and Kes Gray.

Me and My Dad Author for Father's Day


Today we bring you an author/illustrator offer from Hachette Children’s Books, who have a great book to help you celebrate Father’s Day – which is on Sunday 17th June this year – the second day of Indie Bookshop Week!

Find Wally Hunt Returns!


We are thrilled to bring you word from Walker on this year’s  Find Wally - Independent Bookshop Week Exclusive.
For the past six summers, our intrepid red-and-white striped traveller has celebrated Independent Bookshop Week with hundreds of indie bookshops across the UK and Ireland.  Walker Books are delighted to announce FIND WALLY is back by popular demand for a seventh year in June – guaranteed to drive new traffic to your bookshop, energize your local community and (most of all) put a big smile on your customers’ faces as hundreds of Wally-Watchers set off on a hunt to find Wally in your town and win prizes.   

Helen Oxenbury Picture Book Offer


Our offer today is from Walker, who are keen to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week with the wonderful world of Helen Oxenbury.

Get Ready for IBW 2018!


As you know, IBW takes place from 16th to 23rd June this year, and I know a lot of you have already started thinking about events and celebrations for this year. 
Our main theme this year is going to be shining a light on YOU, the people behind the bookshops – we have designated you as Bookshop Heroes and we will be having some fun with that concept, which we will share with you very soon.  But consider yourselves Bookshop Heroes for the rest of 2018!

Tiger Who Came to Tea Parties & POS


We are delighted to be working with HarperCollins Children’s Books on celebrating Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea 50th Anniversary as part of Independent Bookshop Week this year.
All IBW bookshops will receive 10 exclusive Tiger Tote bags in the IBW POS Kit, as illustrated here.  These are sure to be a big hit with your younger customers, and we are delighted to have our exclusive IBW Tote Bag associated with such an iconic brand and a much-loved author.

Last Chance Hotel Debut from Former Indie Bookseller!


Hot on the heels of LBF, we are delighted to bring you a wonderful  publisher offer for IBW this year, from Chicken House, who are publishing former indie bookseller Nicki Thornton’s debut children’s novel in June and who have created a gorgeous indie edition.
Nicki ran Mostly Books in Abingdon with her husband Mark for ten years, and is now publishing her first book.  She’s keen to visit as many indies as possible, and is a wonderful advocate for independent bookshops, given her experience of being a bookseller.

Pan Macmillan Offers, Authors, Innovation Award


We are delighted to bring you some great information from Pan Macmillan – as they celebrate their 175th Anniversary, and focus on celebrating the links between booksellers and publishers.
Here’s what Pan Macmillan have got planned for this year’s IBW:
Macmillan 175 - Independent Bookshop Innovation Award
To celebrate 175 years of Macmillan, seven independent bookshops will be awarded £1750 each to launch a new and innovative project in their store. Projects focusing around community outreach or supporting new readers are particularly welcome but all proposals are eligible.

Philip Pullman IBW Events, Exclusive Library, Tote Bags


We are delighted to bring you some wonderful information from Philip Pullman’s publishers – as they announce their Philip Pullman 2018 publishing plans.
Following the success of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One in October 2017, David Fickling Books, Penguin Random House Children’s and Scholastic have today unveiled exciting plans to celebrate the work of Philip Pullman in 2018.