INDIE BOOKSHOP WEEK

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It's the Booksellers Association Independent Bookshop Week from Saturday 19th June – Saturday 26th June, celebrating amazing indies around the UK and Ireland. Join us for book launch events, signings from amazing local authors, bookish giveaway goodies, fabulous competitions with great prizes to win, and more! Check out our Bookshop UK list for all our featured Indie Bookshop Week titles

 

Follow @booksaremybag and #IndieBookshopWeek along with our accounts on social media and our website to keep up to date with the campaign.

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Saturday 19th

Afternoon Tea with Lucy Ivison

Tales On Moon Lane and Usborne Books invites you to afternoon tea with author Lucy Ivison for the launch of The House of Serendipity: Sequins and Secrets. Afternoon Tea will be served at 4pm on Saturday 19th of June, hosted by the Roome Café, next door to Tales on Moon Lane. For the sum of £10, you will get a hot chocolate or tea, cake, and a copy of the book. Accompanying adults can buy a ticket without a copy of the book for £6. Lucy will be sharing (sequins and) secrets about her research for the book, and leading an activity to design clothing. Suitable for ages 8+. Places are very limited, so book your ticket today, then you can get your best glad rags on and enjoy drinking your ‘Noodle Juice’! Click the image to book now.

Sunday 20th

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Owen Davey Giveaway 

To celebrate the launch of Owen Davey's latest title in the Animals series, Curious about Crocodiles, we have an unmissable giveaway - the chance for you to win a full set of all 7 books! All you have to do is buy one of Owen Davey's books during Indie Bookshop Week with Tales on Moon Lane (through our shop, our online store, or via Bookshop UK) and show us proof of purchase to be entered into this draw. Click the books to buy.

Monday 21st

Indie Publisher Spotlight: Neem Tree Press

As an independent Bookshop we love supporting independent publishers too. We stock a whole range of small presses' titles and love working with companies who, like us, want to see more representation, equality and inclusivity in the UK. We'd like to take this opportunity to give back and highlight independent publishing house, Neem Tree Press. Like their namesake suggests, they aim to thrive under difficult market conditions, and provide much food for thought through their lists. They are dedicated to producing books that change and broaden perspectives, and to the enthusiastic discovery of both British and international literature. Their Seven Seas Press collection focuses on Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, including the series The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball and The Gold Monkey Key. Click the books to buy.

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Tuesday 22nd

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Windrush Day Giveaway

To highlight the importance of Windrush Day we are giving away related titles throughout the day at random to 4 lucky winners in the shop, to drive education around this important topic. Click the books to buy.

Adult Non-fiction Online Event: Family at 7pm

Authors Sarah Moss and Ingrid Persaud will be discussing their books Summerwater and Love After Love online on Zoom. The event will be chaired by bookseller Sally Pattle from Far From the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow, and hosted by Bookshop UK. To be sent a link to gain access to the event, all you have to do is buy one of Sarah or Ingrid's books during Indie Bookshop Week before the event with Tales on Moon Lane through our Bookshop UK page. Click the books to buy. 

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Wednesday 23rd

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Author of the Day: Penny Chrimes

Local author Penny Chrimes will be coming in store to sign copies of her books of Tiger Heart and The Dragon and Her Boy. Pop down to get a personal dedication in your copy. Click the books to reserve a copy online to pick up after it's been signed, or choose to have it posted; remember to write in the text box who you want it dedicated to.

Thursday 24th

Adult Non-fiction Online Event: Childhood at 7pm

Authors Grace Dent and Lemn Sissay will be discussing their books Hungry and My Name is Why online on Zoom. This event will be chaired by bookseller Betsy Tobin from Ink@84 in London, and hosted by Bookshop UK. To be sent a link to gain access to the event, all you have to do is buy one of Grace or Lemn's books during Indie Bookshop Week before the event with Tales on Moon Lane through our Bookshop UK pageClick the books to buy. 

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Friday 25th

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinde
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Indie Book Awards Winners 2021

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We will be announcing the 2021 Indie Book Awards Winners. Buy the titles from the Picture Book and Children's Fiction shortlists by clicking the covers.

Author of the Day: Karl Newson

Local author Karl Newson will be coming in store to sign copies of his new book, How to Mend a Friend. Pop down to get a personal dedication in your copy. Click the books to reserve a copy online to pick up after it's been signed, or choose to have it posted; remember to write in the text box who you want it dedicated to.

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Saturday 26th

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Author of the Day: Jim Beckett

Local author Jim Beckett will be coming in store to sign copies of his debut book, The Caravan of Doom. Pop down to get a personal dedication in your copy. Click the books to reserve a copy online to pick up after it's been signed, or choose to have it posted; remember to write in the text box who you want it dedicated to.