Tracy Chevalier Packs Exclusively for IBW


IBW 2019 - Tracy Chevalier
Dear booksellers,
I’m lucky to live in a neighbourhood that has a magnificent corner shop. It is nothing like the sad specimens where everything’s wrapped in plastic and contains too much sugar, salt, and chemicals. “How are the cherries?” I’ll ask the Turkish man behind the counter. “Good,” he’ll say. “They’re from my cousin’s farm. But they’ll be even better in two weeks.”
I’m also incredibly lucky to live within walking distance of three independent bookshops. Whenever I go into one of them I feel the way I do in my corner shop: at home. “Who do you think will win the Women’s Prize this year?” I’ll ask on entering. Or, “What’s the best thing you’ve read recently?” Or “What do you recommend for a teenage boy who doesn’t read?” I can ask these things because the staff love to talk about books.
Indie bookshops are the lifeblood of the high street. It’s always a relief to get past the chain caf├ęs and supermarkets and arrive at a bright, colourful window full of books that are there because the bookseller has carefully chosen them for display. My local indies have been incredibly supportive of me and my books: they host buzzy events, they always get me to sign stock, and they all have my phone number – something I would never hand over to a chain. I trust them with it and with my books, and always prefer to shop in them. I am sure most book lovers feel the same!
All the best,
Tracy Chevalier

A Single Thread pre-order offer
An independent bookshop exclusive edition of A Single Thread is available to order from your HarperCollins rep and pre-order now for your customers. This exclusive edition features an additional piece from Tracy on the background to A Single Thread – the story of a woman who defies the roles set out for her by society, touching on issues such as gender equality and surplus women, in the wake of the First World War.
A Single Thread (Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition)
Tracy Chevalier
5th September
£14.99 HB
Girl with a Pearl Earring 20th Anniversary edition offer
The special 20th anniversary edition of Girl with a Pearl Earring is available now and can be ordered from your HarperCollins rep at 58% discount to promote and sell during IBW with the A Single Thread pre-order offer.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (20th Anniversary Edition)
Tracy Chevalier
Available Now
£8.99 PB
Tracy Chevalier Bookshop Packs
100 exclusive Tracy Chevalier bookshop packs are available to order now to promote pre-orders of A Single Thread and sales of Girl with a Pearl Earring during IBW. Each pack contains:
  • 50 copies of a 64-page independent bookshop exclusive sampler of A Single Thread to give out free to customers during IBW
  • 100 double sided bookmarks featuring A Single Thread and Girl with a Pearl Earring to pre-order
  • Poster promoting A Single Thread to pre-order
To order a Tracy Chevalier Bookshop Pack, email – first come first served, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY 31ST MAY.
To reserve copies of the independent bookshop exclusive edition of A Single Thread and order copies of Girl with a Pearl Earring with extra discount, contact your HarperCollins rep (if you don’t currently see a rep, contact to receive contact details for the relevant rep).