About The British Book Awards

Where & When


Table of 10 Subscriber Non-subscriber
Super Early Bird (Until 23rd Feb) £1,935 £2,235
Early Bird (Until 29th March) £2,035 £2,335
Full price £2,335 £2,635
Individual tickets Subscriber Non-subscriber
Super Early Bird (Until 23rd Feb) £232 £247
Early Bird (Until 29th March) £242 £257
Full price £272 £287

Includes sparkling reception on arrival, the awards ceremony, a three-course dinner (menu can be found here) and after-party

If you would like to book for a larger group of 11 or 12 please email events@thebookseller.com.

All rates exclude 20% VAT.  All discounts are exclusive and cannot be used concurrently. Please see Terms & Conditions for further information.

Please find the wine list here. Wine order forms can be found here, and once completed, should be sent to The Grosvenor directly, along with any dietary requirements. Please make sure to do this before Tuesday 8th May. Contact details can be found within the wine order form. 

Once you have booked your tables, please ensure you have logged on and completed your table plan. 
Table names must be completed by Friday 20th April 2018. 

Monday 14th May 2018

Dress code: Black tie

6pm - Drinks Reception
7pm - Awards & Dinner
10.30pm -  Awards After Party 

Grosvenor House
86-90 Park Lane,

The British Book Awards or Nibbies honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. Organised by The Bookseller, it culminates in the stand-out event of the publishing year, The British Book Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel.

Alongside trade accolades such as publisher of the year and book retailer of the year, The British Book Awards announces seven individual books of the year: Children’s; Debut fiction; Fiction; Crime & Thriller; Non-fiction: Lifestyle; Non-fiction: Narrative and (new in 2018) AudioBook. An overall Book of the Year is then chosen from the individual winners.

Also new in 2018, The British Book Awards celebrates an author, or illustrator, who has achieved stunning commercial success alongside making a genuine contribution to the general health of the book world.

The Nibbies was launched in 1990 by Fred Newman, founder and editor of Publishing News and taken over by The Bookseller in 2017. There have been many notable winners over the years. Faber was the first Publisher of the Year in 1990 and in 2017 the honour went to Pan Macmillan. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince scooped Book of the Year in 2006. In 2017, Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent took that overall honour.

The British Book Awards 2017 highlights

The British Book Awards: a photo history