The British Book Industry Awards will celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it – the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, the best publishers - from industry greats to those starting out. Building on the success and legacy of The Bookseller Industry Awards (the "Trade Nibbies"), 2016 will mark the first step, and a step-change, in the way the book trade presents itself to itself and to the wider world.

The new name places the emphasis on the book. Whether in print or e-book format our mission is to recognise the trade’s successes in getting more books in the hands of more readers.  We want to recognise the very best that has been produced by our own authors and publishers. From a new home at The Grosvenor House to a full-scale expansion of The Books of the Year, everything will be geared to championing our successful and vital creative industry. Awards night itself will be a huge celebration of the best of the book trade and a pivotal date in the calendar.

The complete revamp of The Books of the Year will create a BAFTA-esque recognition of books that have been superbly written and brilliantly published. Winning one of the four categories – children’s, adult fiction, non-fiction and debut – or the overall Book of the Year will be a huge accolade for author and publisher alike.

Video Highlights 2015

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Includes sparkling reception on arrival, the awards ceremony, a three-course dinner and after-party

Tables (of 10)

Early Bird - £1,995
Full price - £2,295

Early Bird - £2,295
Full price - £2,595

Individual seats

Early Bird - £210
Full price - £240

Early bird £240
Full price £270

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

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

The Venue

Grosvenor House
86-90 Park Lane,

Date & Time

Monday 9th May 2016
Dress Code: Black Tie

For event queries please contact amanda.groves@thebookseller.com
For sponsorship enquiries please contact emma.lowe@thebookseller.com