Independent Bookshop Week
Independent Bookshop Week, 20th to 27th June 2015, is a national celebration that brings together authors, publishers, bookshops and book lovers to acknowledge how special independent bookshops are, their valued place on the high street and the important part they play in their communities. Part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, it is organised by the Booksellers Association, a membership organisation for all booksellers in the UK & Ireland. Now in its ninth year, Midas PR has been retained to work on IBW since its launch.
The event this year sees a record number of nearly 400 bookshops participate across the UK. Authors taking part in independent bookshop events around the UK this year include Antony Beevor, Mark Billingham, Patrick Gale, Debi Gliori, Emma Healy, Helen Macdonald, Simon Mayo, Liz Pichon, Michael Rosen, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Owen Sheers, Terry Waite, Sarah Waters and SJ Watson.