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Indie Book Awards 2022

We're excited to celebrate this year's Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week takes place 18-25th June and is all about celebrating everything that indie bookshops across the UK and Ireland have to offer.

To kick things off, we're giving away a set of each sensational Indie Book Awards shortlist – just choose between fiction, non-fiction, children's, or picture books – as voted for by indie bookshops and judged by a panel of authors and indie booksellers.

The full shortlists are:

FICTION
Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden 
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex 
Still Life by Sarah Winman 
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 
The Women of Troy by Pat Barker 
 
NON-FICTION
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig 
The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes 
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
How We Met by Huma Qureshi
Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain by Pen Vogler 
House of Music – Raising the Kanneh-Masons by Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason 
 
CHILDREN’S FICTION
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold 
The Week at World's End by Emma Carroll 
Frankenstiltskin: Fairy Tales Gone Bad by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas
Escape Room by Christopher Edge 
The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery 
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Akhran Girmay 
 
PICTURE BOOK
Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep by Catherine Rayner 
Counting Creatures by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai
A Song of Gladness by Michael Morpurgo & Emily Gravett
Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Patrice Lawrence & Camilla Sucre
My Beautiful Voice by Joseph Coelho & Allison Colpoys
The Night the Moon Went Missing by Brendan Kearney

The award winners will be announced on Friday 24th June – keep an eye out on @booksaremybag!

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4 x winners will receive either the fiction, non-fiction, children's or picture books shortlist 

  • By entering this competition, you also agree to the Caboodle Terms and Conditions and Caboodle Points Terms and Conditions.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 21st July 2022.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
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  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
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  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), there may be a delay in prizes being dispatched or delay in contacting winners due to the availability of such prizes. The Promoter accepts no liability for the delay of prizes being received and is unable to compensate for delays or any other unavoidable issues.

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