Dear Author,

We would first like to thank those of you who are taking part in Books Are My Bag, and being prepared to give up your free time to support high street bookshops – it is really appreciated.  

If you have agreed an appearance at your local shop, do please encourage your bookselling colleagues to add the event to the Books Are My Bag website - for any queries contact  We would also be grateful if you could be as active as possible on social media, and post details about your local shop and what’s happening on the day.

If you haven’t been able to arrange anything formally with your local bookshop, please don’t despair.  We would still love you to visit the shop on the day, and post a photo or selfie on Twitter and Facebook, telling the world what you love about the shop (and / or bookshops in general).  Many shops will be holding parties, even if they aren’t formally saying yes to an author event, so do please pop along.  If you are comfortable doing so, then do introduce yourself to them, say hello, and let them know you’re going to be promoting them on social media.

Talking of social media, we will be very active throughout October, so do please follow #BAMB and join in the activity.

Thank you again for your help and support.  Together we will make this year’s campaign a memorable one.