Bookshop Day

Join us on Saturday 9 October to celebrate all things bookshop!

Meet Author and Illustrator Katharine McEwen

Children’s author and illustrator Katharine McEwen will be joining us to unveil the amazing finished mural she has created for our children’s department.

Here’s a little sneak preview – just one small part of it…

She will be signing copies of her books between 10-11am.

Watch this lovely celebration of bookshops from lots of authors!

Vote for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

These awards are one of a kind – the only book awards curated by bookshops and chosen by readers.

This year’s awards, now in their sixth year, are made up of six shortlists (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s fiction, young adult fiction, breakthrough author) chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland and the Readers’ Choice Award – nominated and chosen entirely by readers .

Go to the Books Are My Bag website to see the shortlists and vote for your favourites. Voting closes at midnight on 31 October and the winners are announced on