Pictures of the year

Pictures of the year

In January, former GBBO co-hosts Sue Perkins left and Mel Giedroyc right joined Mary Berry at Fortnum & Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon to celebrate the publication of her latest cookbook Everyday (BBC Books).


Sebastian Barry centre scooped the Costa Book of the Year Award for the second time with Days Without End (Faber). Barry is pictured alongside the other shortlisted authors: from left Francis Spufford, Keggie Carew, Alice Oswald and Brian Conaghan.


In February, Raymond Briggs was awarded the 2017 BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at the Southbank Centre. He is pictured alongside previous recipient of the award, author and illustrator Shirley Hughes. 


In March, Gemma Cairney launched her debut book OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be (Macmillan Children's Books) with a star-studded bash at the University Women's Club in Mayfair.


At this year’s London Book Fair, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced they would be publishing a retelling of The Wizard of Oz from Toto's point of view, written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.


Poet and playwright Kiran Millwood-Hargrave won the 2017 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for her debut novel A Girl of Ink and Stars (Chicken House).


Pupils from the Saint Rose of Lima School in Glasgow dressed up as their favourite literary characters to celebrate World Book Day.


In April, American author Angie Thomas spoke at an event at City Hall about her debut YA novel The Hate U Give (Walker Books).  © James O'Jenkins


In May, author Rachel Bright centre and illustrator Jim Field win the £5k Oscar’s Book Prize 2017 for The Koala Who Could (Orchard Books).


Bonnier held its annual Summer Party at group c.e.o. Richard Johnson’s home in Chichester. 



In June, Naomi Alderman won the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist science-fiction novel The Power (Viking).


At this year’s Hay Festival, Patrice Lawrence signed copies of her YA Book Prize-winning title Orangeboy (Hodder Children’s Books).


In July, Shooting Star Adam Gauntlett, Redwood Publishing Recruitment's Theresa Duncan and The Bookseller's Tom Tivnan celebrated the Rising Stars Class of 2017 with afternoon tea at Soho House.


From left David Baddiel, Judith Kerr and David Walliams attended HarperCollins' annual Summer Party, which took place at the V&A.


More than 50 members of staff at Penguin Random House took to the streets of central London to march in support of Pride.


In September, Pan Macmillan celebrated its 70th anniversary at Foyles Charing Cross. Four of its authors were awarded the Golden Pan, recognising sales in excess of one million copies over a book's lifetime.


October saw hundreds of fans turn out to midnight events around the country to celebrate the release of Philip Pullman’s eagerly anticipated La Belle Sauvage (PRH/David Fickling Books).


Liz Pichon, Horsenden Primary School and Scholastic broke the Guinness World Record for largest disco dance to celebrate the publication of Tom Gates: EPIC ADVENTURE (kind of).


Studiocanal and HarperCollins launched pop-up book installations featuring Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear across London, to celebrate the release of the latest Paddington movie. © James Gilliam


The team at PRH invited a Del Boy-lookalile along to celebrate the publication of David Jason’s Only Fools and Stories.