Another year comes around and the Booksellers Association is running another Independent Bookshop Week.
IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. We do this 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.
Lot’s of indie bookshops will be running special events, with signings, activities, readings and book groups, though this list will also just be adding events on as usual during that period.
This post will be a sticky and I will be adding events as I get them sent in or as I find them. So keep an eye out for it growing.
- Sunday June 16th 1:00pm to 3:00pm
” It is our great pleasure to be able to host an event with two writers whose books we have been most excited about selling in our four years of being booksellers: Ronan Hession & Glen James Brown”
DRAKE – The Bookshop, 27 Silver Street, Stockton TS18 1SX
- Tuesday June 18th 7:00pm to 8:30pm
“VERVE POETRY PRESS LAUNCH EVENT – Ben Norris with Luke Kennard and Hannah Swingler”
Tickets: £4.00 (£2.00 for students) on the door at the event. Please let us know you are coming though, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments are included.
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
- Saturday June 22nd 7:00pm
“Kate Williams: Rival Queens – The Betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots
Bestselling author and broadcaster Kate Williams’ Rival Queens offers an electrifying new perspective on Elizabeth and Mary, and the most important relationship of their lives – that which they had with one another. Rival Queens explores the lives of these two incredible women of power in a man’s world laying bear both their friendship and the struggle that would end in Mary’s betrayal.”
The Woodbridge Emporium, venue: The Longshed, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, UK