The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Hungerford Bookshop

Independent Bookshop Week is a week of celebration focused on independents on the high street, which we have run for the last ten years and will be back in 2017. 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 2016 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 2016 campaign on Storify and find photos on Facebook

Keep an eye on Twitter for the latest news. 
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