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Independent Bookshop Week

Titles by Kazuo Ishiguro, Pat Barker and Julia Donaldson are shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2022, which recognise the best paperbacks for summer as part of Independent Bookshop Week.

Organised by the Bookseller’s Association (BA), the awards honour titles curated by booksellers, across fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction and picture book categories. 

The winners will be announced on Friday 24 June live on the Mark Forrest Show on Scala Radio at around 10:30am.

The Indie Book Awards are the only awards given to an author (or illustrator) on behalf of independent bookshops. They showcase the best paperback reads for the summer and help demonstrate the impact of independent booksellers building readerships for the books they love.

Emma Bradshaw, Head of Campaigns, Booksellers Association, said: “The Indie Book Awards celebrate the best paperback reads of the summer, as recommended by the experts, independent booksellers. This year’s shortlist features New York Times bestelling titles, authors who have been passionately championed by indies for years, authors who have been on the Indie Book Awards shortlist before and some exciting new authors. We’re lucky to be celebrating Independent Bookshop Week with lots of author events across the country this year, including some of the shortlisted authors. We encourage all book lovers to go to their local indie and get their hands of this year’s wonderful shortlist!”

Shortlisted books can be viewed and purchased from bookshop.org below, or via our bookshop.org shop at https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/wreckingball