Macmillan Children's Books hunts for 'Busy Bookshop'

Macmillan Children's Books hunts for 'Busy Bookshop'

Macmillan Children's Books pre-school imprint Campbell Books wants to feature the UK's "best independent bookshop" in its Busy Books series.

The series for young children is one of Campbell's best selling, and features titles including Busy Park, Busy Farm and Busy Airport.

Campbell is now launching a competition, asking indies to showcase their bookshops, by sending in a photo and 140 characters explaining why their shop is the UK's best, emailed to the publisher at, or tweeted to @PanMacPinboard, the Pan Macmillan Twitter account for independent bookshops.

The winning entry will feature in Busy Bookshop, to be published in the series in June 2014, for Independent Booksellers Week. The winning bookshop's name and an artist's impression of its shopfront will feature on the book, which will be an exclusive for the independent trade until September 2014.

Campbell will launch a new livery on all its frontlist titles, including the Busy Books series, in 2014. The signposting and age guidance on its covers will be "clear and friendly to help parents and grandparents choose the right book for their child," the publisher said.

A campaign for all Campbell's major brands, including Buggy Buddies and Whizzy Wheels, will run throughout the year.

The Busy Bookshop competition closes on 25th September.