Independent Bookshop Week 2022 is taking place Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th June. As well as bookshop events, the Indie Book Awards 2022 winners will be announced on Friday 24th June.
Independent Bookshop Week is a celebration of independent bookshops in the UK highlighting the vital role independent bookshops play in their communities. The campaign was launched in 2006 by the Booksellers Association. Independent Bookshop Week is sponsored by Hachette UK.
There are many reasons to shop at independent bookshops including:
- They are staffed with book experts who are wildly passionate about reading and getting the right book into the right hands.
- Independent bookshops bring vitality to our high streets, work with local communities and champion reading for pleasure.
- Independent bookshops generate local jobs and contribute to our local economy and local community.
- Independent bookshops have real passion, real people and real conversations.
- Independent bookshops offer proper browsing, perfect gifts and they pay their taxes!
Every bookshop will have their own way of celebrating Independent Bookshop Week so make sure you find out what your local has planned – whether it’s an in-store author signing, a virtual event, book club, special offers and more. You can search for your local bookshop on the Booksellers Association website.
About the Indie Book Awards
The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers and celebrate the best summer paperbacks. The winners will be announced on Friday 24th June. You can see the shortlists on the Books are My Bag website.