Independent Bookshop Week

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2016 dates: 18th June - 25th June

A week of celebration focused on independents on the high street, which we have run for the last nine years, IBW will celebrate its 10th birthday, taking place from 18th June to 25th June. IBW is a week of events, activity and PR promoting the Books Are My Bag message that 'the best place to buy a book is a bookshop'. Independents host reading groups, literary festivals, children's parties and author signings.

IBW is also a focus for the IBW Book Award, a shortlist of 10 Adult, 12 Adult titles, 12 Children's titles and 12 Picture Book titles selected by independent booksellers and voted on by bookshop customers. A round up of 2015 can be seen on

IBW is part of the BA's IndieBound marketing initiative, which is modelled on the American campaign of the same name, promoting healthy and diverse high streets and the benefit of community.

You can catch up with some of the social media and bookshop activity from the 2015 campaign on Storify and find photos on Facebook

Keep an eye on Twitter for all things independent bookshops and IBW 2016.
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