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:
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
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