Wednesday, 22 June 2016

#IBW2016 - The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award

I've been meaning to get this up for a while but I keep forgetting! As part of Independent Bookshop Week 2016, which started on 18th June and runs until 25th June, the lovely people at Books Are My Bag were kind enough to send me the shortlists for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award. I was thrilled to get so many fantastic books, and before distributing numerous ones to friends and family (I kept a few, including the new Bill Bryson which I'm REALLY excited to read!) I took a few photos.

Picture book shortlist

YA/MG shortlist

Adult shortlist

All of them! (Including the gorgeous poetry collection Off The Shelf, edited by Carol-Ann Duffy - this won't hit chain bookshops until 8th September but is EXCLUSIVELY available in indie bookshops during #IBW2016.)

The results of the award were announced earlier this week.

Adult Category
The Green Road by Anne Enright (Vintage)
Children’s Category
Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre (Oxford University Press)
Children’s Picture Book Category

Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury Children's Books) 

Also if you're interested in winning any of the amazing books, check out this fantastic competition that Erica is running at The Bookshop Around The Corner!

To find out more about Independent Bookshop Week check out the official website and awesome Twitter feeds @IndieBound_UK and @BooksAreMyBag - are you taking part this year? I'll be doing the #bookshopcrawl on Saturday 25th June and will be glued to the hashtag seeing where people are going!

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