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IRISH BOOK WEEK, 15th – 22nd Oct 2022

Join in With Irish Book Week

Irish Book Week 2022 takes place 15 – 22 October. Irish Book Week was created by Bookselling Ireland, a committee of Booksellers Association members representing bookshops big and small across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, in partnership with Publishing Ireland. Irish Book Week launched in 2018.

Irish bookshops play a crucial role in championing homegrown talent and putting great Irish books into the hands of readers. Irish Book Week celebrates Irish authors and illustrators, publishers, and Irish interest books, as well as the many brilliant bookshops that sell them. Just under 250 bookshops are registered to participate this year.

Thank you to our sponsors National Book Tokens, Gill Books, Hachette UK, Penguin Random House UK, HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, DK, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Usborne, Scholastic, Atlantic, Faber & Faber, Bonnier Books UK, Chicken House, Icon Books, Profile Books, Walker Books.

Bookseller Newsletters

We will be sending newsletters out to members who are registered to participate in Irish Book Week on a fortnightly basis, on Tuesdays. Keep an eye on these for details of publisher offers, authors available for events and other key campaign information.

POS Kits

These will contain bunting, bookmarks, posters and some publisher sponsored items. They will arrive with registered bookshops in September.

Events

If you already have events plans in place for the week of 15 – 22 October please let us know and we can give them an extra push via social media and try to help secure media coverage for you. Please email details to emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk We’d really appreciate it if you could add your Bookshop Day events to Caboodle

Irish Book Week Social Media

We would love for you to get involved with Irish Book Week on social media this year. Here are a few easy ways you can join in with the campaign. Make sure you are following us: Twitter @BooksellingI Facebook @BooksellingIreland, Use #IrishBookWeek in all of your posts.

Download our social assets and share them. You can find the assets on booksaremybag.com. Just click on the “Resources” tab and select “Irish Book Week” from the drop down menu.

Join in with #IrishBookADay

As part of our Irish Book Week celebrations we want to get readers talking about Irish books, Irish bookshops and Irish writers on social media. We’re inviting people to post on a different theme each day of the campaign. Please join in and encourage your followers to do the same. Please see below for the schedule.

  • Saturday 15 October – Next Irish Read
  • Sunday 16 October – Irish Book You Plan to Buy This Autumn
  • Monday 17 October – Favourite Irish Children’s Book of 2022
  • Tuesday 18 October – Irish Illustrator Whose Work You Enjoy
  • Wednesday 19 October – Irish Author You’ve Discovered This Year
  • Thursday 20 October – Irish Bookshops You’ve Enjoyed Shopping With in 2022
  • Friday 21 October – Favourite Irish Book Published This Year Saturday 22 October – Irish Book You’ll be Gifting this Christmas

You can opt out of taking part in Irish Book Week at any point. If you no longer wish to receive emails and a POS kit, please email emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk