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19 November 2018

Independent Bookshop Week 2017

24 June 2017

Independent Bookshop Week (24 June to 1 July 2017) celebrates independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting!  

Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them.

You can find your local bookshop with an easy to use search on the BA website.


IBW Book Awards 2017

As part of the celebrations, booksellers chose the three winners of this year's IBW Book Award. They are:
Adult Category
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber). It is also the winnner of the 2017 Costa Book of the Year and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Children's Category 
A Poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (Macmillan Children's Books)

Picture Book Category
Tidy by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children's Books). This was also shortlisted for the  CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017