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Indie Book Awards 2024

If you are looking for some inspiration on what to read next, then look no further than this year’s Indie Book Awards. There are four categories to choose from: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Fiction and Picture Book – so there’s something for everyone.

You can be assured that all titles come highly recommended by independent booksellers from across the country so your reading choices are curated by a vast number of knowledgeable experts.

The Indie Book Awards, chosen by independent booksellers, celebrate the best summer paperbacks, whether you are reading at home or on the beach or somewhere further afield.

For more great recommended reads you could read our Summer Books catalogue on the blog pages.

Find the Indie Book Awards 2024 shortlist here.







Indie Book Awards 2024 key dates
Friday 10 May: Indie Book Awards Shortlist Announced
Thursday 20 June: Indie Book Awards Winners Announced

If you’re a publisher and would like to submit a title for the Indie Book Awards, please visit the Booksellers Association website.

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Independent Bookshop Week 2021

We’re fully in the swing of IBW2021 here!

As well as sending out FREE £5 National Book Token vouchers (I had 100 in total – at time of going to press I have about half of those left! If you want one, PLEASE get in touch!), we’ve been collating loads of publishers’ activity sheets and learning resources – if you have a particualr book in mind, please do search for the book using the website’s search function, you might find it’s already available there!

In the mean time – here are some of our favourites!
(click the picture to download the pack/sheet/resource)


























As always, if you share on social media any photos etc of you (and your children) enjoying books or downloads that you’ve found through us, please do tag @nickelbooks and hashtag #nickelbooks, #IBW2021, #BooksAreMyBag.

Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing, Nosy Crow, Harpercollins Children’s Books, Walker Books, MacMillan Children’s Books… for the downloads.


Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing, Save