The annual extravaganza of indie booksellers returned last week with a barrage of book-centric events, readings, publicity and costumes. Lisa Campbell documents the highlights of the action-packed seven days.
David Headley from Goldsboro Books and Sheila O’Reilly right from Dulwich Books with presenter Jo Good on BBC London 94.9FM on Monday (22nd June).
A dedicated Peter Pan window was painted by Birlinn’s Stephen White at the Main Street Trading Company in St Boswell’s.
Bestselling début author Emma Healey right visited Jarrold’s in Norwich and became a bookseller for the day.
Dan Whelan, author of The Box of Demons (illustrated by Chris Riddell, published by Macmillan), marked IBW at Booka Bookshop in Oswestry.
Claire Grint of Cogito Books in Northumberland celebrated IBW with readers.
David’s Bookshop in Letchworth went a step further, challenging customers to take part in a 24-hour “readathon”.
Poet Michael Rosen centre visited Tales on Moon Lane in London’s Herne Hill with Bloomsbury staff Glen Holmes and Charlotte Armstrong.
The Paying Guests author Sarah Waters left showed her support for indies by dropping in on Dulwich Books to collect her IBW book award from O’Reilly.
Tim and Carrie Morris dedicated Booka Bookshop’s front window to the week-long event.
Torbay Bookshop celebrating with a catching window display.
Far From the Madding Crowd Bookshop in Linlithgow staged a Bookshop Party with illustrator Stevie “Stref” White, who has just published a graphic novel adaptation of Peter Pan with BC Books.
Patrick Neale and Polly Jaffé donned IBW T-shirts at Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Café in Chipping Norton.
Stoke Newington Bookshop in east London displayed bunting to mark a week of festivities.