Books Are My Bag


Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops.

Research shows that 56% of all book buying decisions are made by readers in shops, and that high street booksellers (chain and independent) account for almost 40% of books bought. Yet many shops are under threat, with a third having closed over the past 10 years (that’s one a week!)

Books Are My Bag is aiming to halt this process.

Books Are My Bag is aiming to halt this process by celebrating our shared love of books and bookshops, calling on you to show your support by purchasing a book from your local shop this Saturday September 14th. And getting one of these wonderful tote bags in the process…

Books are my bag bag image

There will be a host of events and activities to get involved with on Saturday, full details of which can be found here, and a Make Your Mark competition where you can win £100 worth of National Book Tokens and a copy of M&C Saatchi’s Brutal Simplicity of ThoughtClick here for full details on how to enter.

The Books Are My Bag campaign was inspired by the precepts of Lord Maurice Saatchi’s Brutal Simplicity of Thought

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