Independent Booksellers Week set for July

Independent Booksellers Week set for July

Independent Booksellers Week is to take place over the first week of July, with the Booksellers Association also planning a range of merchandise.

The celebration, now in its fifth year, will take place from 30th June-7th July 2012.

The BA is planning to launch "IBW Collectibles", a small range of products aimed at book consumers to be made available in IBW shops during the week, with further details to be announced.

Events including workshops, author readings, exhibitions and competitions are set to take place, with the BA encouraging publishers to plan bespoke promotions and events. The week launches on National Reading Group Day, which is promoted jointly to bookshops and libraries by IBW and The Reading Agency.

Meryl Halls, head of membership services at the BA, said: “We are planning another great promotional week for booksellers, publishers and authors in 2012, and hope that everyone involved will make the most of this great opportunity to bring bookshops and their communities together”.

Almost 300 indie bookshops took part in IBW in 2011.