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Celebrate Independent Bookshop Week – support your favourite indies!

Here’s a positive thought – booksellers across the country are slowly opening their doors to welcome us back into their shops. Show your support by visiting them, buying book tokens to gift or use later, ordering from indies online from the safety of your home or simply spreading good vibes on social media. Find your local independent bookshop and let them know how much they matter to your community! 


Independent Bookshop Week

Save the date: Independent Bookshop Week 2020 will take place 20 – 27 June. 

Independent Bookshop Week 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.  They 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.


Author of the upcoming book You Are Positively Awesome, Stacie Swift has created this fun poster that you can download and share on your social media or print out and give it to your favourite booksellers to show your support.


The Independent Alliance family has prepared this short video to welcome back all the wonderful bookshops we’ve missed during these testing months of lockdown.

Stay positive, stay safe and keep on reading!