Independent Bookshop Week 2021

Saturday 19 – Sunday 26 June

We’re really excited to be take part again this year in Independent Bookshop Week. We’ve got lots going on!

Independent Bookshop Week was launched in 2006 and is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association. It’s a celebration of independent bookshops nationwide, and the role indie bookshops play in their communities.

Win a Book Subscription!

Enter our prize draw to win one of our new book subscriptions.

Anyone who orders books from our website during the week will be automatically entered, anyone buying books in our bricks and mortar shop can enter by filling in a form.

Artwork by Katharine McEwen

Author Talks

We’ve got two great livestreamed author talks lined up.

AJ Pearce will talk about Yours Cheerfully – the much anticipated sequel to the wonderful Mrs Bird.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason opens up in House of Music about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race.

Free Book Tokens!

We have National Book Tokens for £5 to give away to he first 100 customers who buy books in our bricks and mortar shop during Independent Bookshop Week.

You will receive a voucher which you need to register on the National Book Tokens website and you will then be emailed an e-gift card which you can either use as payment on our online shop or actual shop.

Special Offer

Get a special Klara and the Sun art print.

For anyone who hasn’t yet read Kazuo Ishiguro’s amazing new book, we have a little extra for Independent Bookshop Week.

Each copy of the book will include an art print and we will also have a limited number of bookplates signed by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Bookseller Review by Miriam:

‘I read this book 2 weeks before writing this review and am still thinking about it! Klara, the central AI character in this disturbing sci-fi, near future novel, seems to me to show more emotional intelligence than her humans. Questions are posed on the nature and limitations of human and inhuman love, faith, loyalty, service and ultimately, obsolescence. As she is solar-powered, Klara sees the sun simply as a life-force to be harnessed for the good of her owner. I felt great affection for Klara, an android navigating a world of  pain and pleasure – it made a truly thought-provoking read!’

Indie Book Awards

This annual prize is voted for by independent booksellers as part of Independent Bookshop Week.

The awards honour the paperback books of the year across four categories – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Fiction and Children’s Picture Books.

The winners will be announced on 25 June.

Fiction Shortlist


Children’s Fiction

Picture Books