The Rabbit Hole, the independent bookshop based in Market Place, Brigg, has partnered with Wrecking Ball Press to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week 2020 (20-27 June).
The Rabbit Hole will be selling a range of Wrecking Ball titles in addition to other titles from indie publishers, national publishers, alongside events, book token offers and more to celebrate Indie Bookshops during the week.
It will be one of hundreds of shops and events taking place at independent bookshops across the UK to mark Independent Bookshop Week.
The Rabbit Hole has just re opened after three months and is looking forward to the week to continue promoting Diversity in Books and reading.
Diverse Book Week started a run of events in June and working with schools and authors The Rabbit Hole will continue events throughout the summer. Authors like Richard O’ Neill, Onjali Rauf, Kathryn Evans Saviour Pirotta, Phil Earle, Katie Brosnan and up and coming local author/illustrator (Anna Terreros-Martin) Anna Doodles all supported reading for pleasure events during “lockdown” reaching readers as far away as South Korea.
Nick Webb, from The Rabbit Hole, said: “The Rabbit Hole will be working with the wonderful and innovative Wrecking Ball Press based in Hull in an ongoing project to ‘Bridge the Gap’ across the Humber region. Working with publishers and independent groups and authors based in Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and the many exciting and creative projects in the region.”
Shane Rhodes, editor of Wrecking Ball Press, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with The Rabbit Hole during Independent Bookshop Week. Books, reading, stories and poetry have never been more important than right now and independent bookshops are the lifeblood that give independent publishers like us the strength and power to get our books into the hands of readers.”
Wrecking Ball Press titles at The Rabbit Hole will include signed editions of books by Dean Wilson, Russ Litten, Vicky Foster, Peter Knaggs and Lee Harrison, alongside work by Toria Garbutt, Shirley May, celeste doaks, Isaiah Hull, Dan Fante and others.
Independent Bookshop Week launched in 2006 and is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign run by the Booksellers Association. IBW is a celebration of independent bookshops nationwide, and the role ‘indies’ play in their communities. Last year, the number of independent bookshops in BA membership grew to 890 shops, up from 883 in 2018.
Follow #indiebookshopweek / @booksaremybag to learn more about the campaign, or visit: indiebookshopweek.org.uk
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