2017 CAMPAIGN DATES

Bookshop Day will take place on Saturday 7th October 2017. 
 

2017 BAG DESIGNS

Coming soon ... 

BAMB READERS AWARDS

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards will take place on Tuesday 21st November 2017. The first-ever BAMB Readers Awards took place in November 2016
 

What is Books Are My Bag?

BOOKS ARE MY BAG is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors is the biggest ever promotion of bookshops. For many people bookshops conjure fond images of book readings, in-store cafes and delight at the discovery of a new author. And in fact 56% of all book buying decisions are made by consumers in a bookshop, but we must continue to celebrate - and shop in! - our high street bookshops so they are not under threat.
Why Buy Books in Your Local Bookshop?
  • You love books
  • You may be about to make a purchase you'll value for the rest of your life
  • You'll be shopping on your local high street
  • You'll be helping create local jobs
  • You might just find a book you never knew existed 
  • You'll find great gifts for friends and family
  • You can talk to real people about books they know and love
  • You'll be part of your local book-loving community  

“Discovering books old and new brings me great joy, so I was very excited when I was asked to designing a Books Are My Bag tote for 2016. I hope my bag design encourages people to discover new delights of the printed word and to step into a bookshop more often. Local bookshops are important parts of a community - mine would not be the same without Rye Books a delightfully vibrant bookshop in East Dulwich who are always ready for a chat, and full of bookish wisdom.” - Coralie Bickford-Smith




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BAMBassadors

Our BAMBassadors are well-known book-lovers who have been photographed with our iconic BAMB tote, and who are passionate lovers of bookshops.  
Click on the banner below to see the many, many well-known faces who want bookshops on our high street to survive and thrive!


BAMBassadors