40 Penguin Random House staff from all UK sites took part in London Pride on Saturday 25th June, handing out Penguin Pride bookmarks and temporary tattoos.
Anne Enright collected the IBW Book Award in the adult category for her novel The Green Road (Vintage) at Dubray Books in Dublin from the shop’s m.d. Maria Dickenson.
On Monday 27th June, (l-r) Cathy Rentzenbrink chaired a Byte the Book discussion on crime and thriller publishing with literary agent Oli Munson, Hachette publishing director Alex Clarke and author Mark Dawson at The Café Royal in London’s Piccadilly. Picture: Nicole Kavanaugh, Byte the Book.
Children’s publisher Floris Books celebrated its 40th birthday in its Edinburgh office on Friday 24th June.
Helen Hancocks (left), illustrator of How to Look After Your Human by Maggie Mayhem and Kim Sears, was at the Sevenoaks Bookshop in Kent on Saturday 25th June painting dog portraits for customers to celebrate the final day of Independent Booksellers Week. She is pictured with the bookshop's owner Fleur Sinclair, who is holding the bookshop dog Nina.
On Monday 27th June, Jessica Kingsley (left), founder of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, received a prize at the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards for the publisher's range of comics on graphic medicine and other related areas from Helen Esmonde, master of the Stationers' Company. Photo: David Jones Photography.
Authors Carol Drinkwater, Joanna Trollope and Liz Fenwick were among the guests at the launch party for Macmillan Collector’s Library, held at the House of St Barnabas in London’s Soho on Tuesday 28th June.
Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party saw m.d. Francesca Dow (centre) celebrate authors and illustrators including (l-r) Emily Barr, John Burningham, Simon Mayo, Helen Oxenbury, Malorie Blackman, Robin Stevens and Ed Vere on Somerset House’s river terrace in London on Monday 27th June.
The party included tributes to Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary and Roald Dahl's 100th anniversary, including a Willy Wonka-themed sweet cart.
On Thursday 23rd June, author Carys Bray (second left) went on a bus tour with (l-r) Penguin Random House’s senior marketing manager Sarah Ridley, author and YouTuber Jen Campbell and Hutchinson publicity director Najma Finlay in celebration of the publication of her book The Museum of You and Independent Booksellers Week.
The tour included an event with Storytellers Inc bookshop in St Annes-on-Sea, Lytham Saint Annes.
On Friday 24th June, Browsers Bookshop in Woodbridge hosted an event to celebrate How to Find Love in a Bookshop (Orion) by Veronica Henry (right).
There was music from a trio of cellists at the event.
Liz Gough (left), publisher of Hodder health and wellbeing imprint Yellow Kite, celebrated two and a half years since the imprint’s launch with some of her team and guests on the roof terrace of Hachette’s Carmelite House on Tuesday 28th June.
Octavo’s Book Café and Wine Bar in Cardiff Bay, founded by Hazel Cushion (pictured), received a hamper after being named Bookshop of the Month by Caboodle, the National Book Tokens rewards programme.
To launch his debut novel Epiphany Jones (Orenda Books), Michael Grothaus was in conversation with Ayo Onatade at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 30th July.