• Welcome
    Independent Bookshop Week is part of the
    Books Are My Bag campaign, and seeks to
    celebrate independent bookshops
    in the UK and Ireland.
  • Find Your Next Book
    Check out book recommendations from our best
    independent bookshops at our recommendations site,
    and find your next great read, recommended by a
    real bookseller!
  • Find Your Local Bookshop
    Listed here are all the bookshops taking part in Independent
    Bookshop Week this year – almost 400 of them.
    If they are holding an event for the Week,
    the event will also be listed in their entry

IndieBound & Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week (18th to 25th June 2016) is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.  We do this with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and face painting!  Your local bookshop will have their own way of celebrating, and we encourage you to visit to celebrate with them.

Check out our Twitter account – @IndieBound_UK –  for regular updates on IBW events and bookshop happenings.

IndieBound is our umbrella independent campaign, where we help promote healthy high streets, shopping local and the benefits that a diverse high street - with a bookshop at its heart of course! - can deliver to a community.  IndieBound started in the USA, and is a key part of the activity of the American Booksellers Association - see more at www.indiebound.org

"For me nothing quite beats time spent browsing an independent bookstore, emerging hours later with an unexpected treasure that someone with real passion has pressed into my hands." - S J Watson

“Ernest Hemingway once said “There’s no friend as loyal as a book”. That’s why I say, there’s no greater matchmaker than an independent bookstore.” - Chris Bradford

“Independent bookshops? What a terrifying thought! Go into a bookshop and anything could happen to you. You could be educated, informed, inspired, transformed, terrified, amused ... you might come out a completely different person to the one you went in as. It happened to me. You have been warned.”
Sally Nicholls

Independent Sales Chart

  • 1. Fingers in the Sparkle Jar:A Memoir - Packham, Chris
  • 2. Girl on the Train,The - Hawkins, Paula
  • 3. Sweet Caress:The Many Lives of Amory Clay - Boyd, William
  • 4. Road to Little Dribbling,The:More Notes from a Small Island - Bryson, Bill
  • 6. My Brilliant Friend - Ferrante, Elena
  • 7. All the Light We Cannot See - Doerr, Anthony
  • 8. Loney,The - Hurley, Andrew Michael
  • 9. Shepherd's Life,The:A Tale of the Lake District - Rebanks, James
  • 10. Running Hare,The:The Secret Life of Farmland - Lewis-Stempel, John
  • 11. Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...):Tom Gates - Pichon, Liz
  • Data supplied by and copyright to Nielsen BookScan, taken from the Independent Market 14/05/2016