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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.

1.  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.

Thank you to our sponsors National Book Tokens, Gill Books, Argosy 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.

We have just under 250 bookshops registered to participate and we’d love to collaborate with you on this year’s campaign. Please feel free to talk to your bookseller contacts directly about your ideas, or we can help to put you in touch and make arrangements.

Social media assets are available to download from the website https://booksaremybag.com/Resources/IrishBookWeek

Bookseller Newsletters

We will be sending Irish Book Week newsletters out to our members on a fortnightly basis, on Tuesdays. Please send details of any Irish Book Week offers you would like us to include to emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk Ideally, copy should be no more than 300 words. Hyperlinks to resources, rather than attachments, are preferable. Low res images can be included. Some suggestions for offers that could work:

  • Signed stock
  • POS packs to create in-store table or window displays for your titles
  • Early releases
  • Authors who are available for events
  • Authors available for stock signings

If you already have bookshop activity planned for the week of 15 – 22 October that we could brand as Irish Book Week activity, please let us know and we can give it an extra push via social media and try to help secure media coverage.

POS Kits

We will have a limited number of POS kits that we can send out to publishers. These will contain bunting, bookmarks, posters and some publisher sponsored items. Please email emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk to request one.

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 support the campaign.

Twitter @BooksellingI Facebook @BooksellingIreland

Use #IrishBookWeek in all of your posts.

Social media assets are available to download from the website https://booksaremybag.com/Resources/IrishBookWeek

Encourage your followers to post pictures of the books they buy during Irish Book Week (tagging the bookshop they bought them from)

  • their favourite bookshops
  • the Irish Book Week events they attend
  • anything else they are doing to celebrate Irish Book Week 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

Have a great Irish Book Week!