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Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week launched in 2006 and is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign. It is a celebration of independent bookshops nationwide, and the role independents play in their communities.
 
Independent Bookshop Week 2022 will take place Saturday 18 – Saturday 25 June.
 
Hachette UK is the headline sponsor of Independent Bookshop Week. We’re grateful to Gardners for their help distributing the point of sale kits. Midas PR looks after media coverage for the campaign.

Indie Book Awards 2022

Indie Book Awards 2022
Submissions for the Indie Book Awards 2022 are now open. The Indie Book Awards comprise four categories: fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction and picture book. Publishers can submit up to three titles per imprint, per category. Independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland will vote on the submitted titles to create the shortlist. A panel of judges will decide on the four winners. The Indie Book Awards shortlist and winners are promoted to and by all bookshops participating in Independent Bookshop Week. The Indie Book Awards submission form is available here and the deadline is 14 February 2022. 
 
Booksellers Association members may opt in or out of participating in Independent Bookshop Week at any point. Please email emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk if you would like to check if you are registered to participate, or if you would like to change your participation.