The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

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Books Are My Bag is a year-round campaign to celebrate bookshops across the UK and Ireland. It was established in 2013 by the Booksellers Association, working closely with its members (both independent and chain bookshops) publishers, authors, illustrators, poets and many other partners within the book world and beyond.
Books Are My Bag exists to make connections between bookshops and people who value them; to champion the work booksellers do within their communities; and to remind people of the joy and benefits of doing their book-shopping with their local bookshop.
Books Are My Bag comprises a range of calendar moments and book recommendations including Independent Bookshop Week (June), Bookshop Day (second Saturday in October), Irish Book Week (October), Indie Book Awards, Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, Indie Book of the Month and Booktime magazine