Books Are My Bag 2014 – Celebrate local bookshops

11/10/2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Books Are My Bag 2014 at Book and Kitchen with a special guest visit from Jen Campbell, Author of The Bookshop Book, and limited edition Tracey Emin bags!



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 up fond images of book readings, in-store cafes and delight at the discovery of a new author. In fact, 56% of all book buying decisions are made by consumers in a bookshop, and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers. Despite this, many  of our favourite bookshops remain under threat.

To show your love of bookshops, come and visit Book and Kitchen on 11 October and help us celebrate. As part of the event, Jen Campbell, author of “The Bookshop Book”, will be paying a guest visit at 4.30pm to sign copies of her book (which features a guest appearance from Book and Kitchen!).

There will also be a chance to pick up your own 2014 collector’s edition bag designed by award-winning British artist Tracey Emin. The bags will be exclusively available from chain and independent bookshops nationwide, offering book lovers a unique platform to express their support for their local stores.