The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

                                 Christmas Books 2019


The Christmas Books catalogue offers independent booksellers a truly independent focused marketing and selling tool at a crucial time of year.

Christmas Books provides the most effective sell-through with a full marketing support package, supported by National Book Tokens. It is the only catalogue to offer:
- A free digital edition when you order overprinted copies
  • 500 copies minimum order for overprinting
  • A subsidy for door drops
  • A subsidy for local media advertising
  • Professional designed free ad artwork
  • Free point of sale
  • Consumer facing website hosting a wide range of additional material
  • Free front and back cover customisation as standard.
  • - Separate Children's catalogue
  • Fully supported by Gardners Books
  • A choice of two cover options available

Christmas Books is also the only catalogue with titles chosen by independent booksellers for independent booksellers and their customers.

Non-overprinted copies of the Catalogue can be obtained from Gardners Books.

We are delighted that Yehrin Tong has designed the cover for this year’s catalogue – an image of which is shown above. You may remember she was the winner of the Beautiful Book Award at the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2018 for her work on the Virago Modern Classics 40th Anniversary series. Yehrin has also designed our Limited Edition Bag this year for Bookshop Day. The catalogue features an introduction letter from much-loved author, Tracy Chevalier, whose brand new book, A Single Thread, publishes with The Borough Press in September.

Our Christmas wrapping paper comes in sets of 25 rolled sheets of 700mm x 500mm, singled sided, 100gsm silk paper. Cost per pack £4.80 including VAT and delivery. Please download the order form.

For further information on the Christmas Books catalogue, please contact:
Sharon Benton
Email: sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk 
Telephone: 0207 421 4694

Emma Bradshaw
Email: emma,bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk
Telephone: 0207 421 4656