All this week there’ve been events up and down the country celebrating our fantastic independent bookseller trade for Independent Booksellers Week. As a small, independent publisher, Nosy Crow feels a special affinity with independent booksellers, who demonstrate an unrivalled passion and enthusiasm for books every day, for which we are immensely grateful.
And we were truly thrilled to see two of our books, The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters and Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock, shortlisted in the children’s category of the IBW Book Award, which was won this week by Wonder, by R.J. Palacio – our first Nosy Crow Reading Group book.
But the fun’s not over yet! Tomorrow there’ll be a Nosy Crow author takeover of Mostly Books in Abingdon – three of our authors will be running the shop, giving recommendations and writing advice, and reading from their own books. Fleur, Helen and Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses and Faerie Tribes series, will be there from 10am – don’t miss out! You can find more details of the event here.
Have you been celebrating Independent Booksellers Week at all? And do you have a favourite independent bookshop? Let us know below in the comments or on Twitter with the #IBW13 hashtag – and this weekend… why not buy a book?