The British Book Awards

The British Book Awards


Catch up with the British Book Awards 2021 Virtual Ceremony on our mini-site!

And keep your eyes out for our 2022 updates later this year.


The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, represent the best of the book trade—the UK’s leading creative industry.  

First launched in 1990 and now run by The Bookseller, the British Book Awards and its sister awards schemes—The British Book Award for Export and Library of the Year—showcase and celebrate the best books, the best bookshops and the best publishers.

The Nibbies are unique in recognising that a book’s success is not down to just one factor. It is the author’s creative genius, it is the publisher’s skill and support and it is the bookshop’s championing. The Nibbies’ Books of the Year are unapologetically about success but not "just" who is top of the bestseller lists.

We want to find the best independent bookshops from rural Scotland to inner-city London. We celebrate the small presses that are such a vital part of the publishing ecosystem. We champion the best illustrators.
















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