This year’s Irish Book Week will take place from October 15 to October 22, Bookselling Ireland has announced.
First launched in 2018, Irish Book Week celebrates Irish authors, illustrators, publishers and Irish interest books, as well as the many brilliant bookshops from all across the country that sell them.
Approximately 250 bookshops will participate in this year’s campaign, which promises a host of activities, workshops, book signings and events, the details of which will be revealed over the coming months.
Commenting on the week, brand ambassador, Sophie White, said: “I am so delighted to be a part of this wonderful week to celebrate the incredibly vibrant Irish book scene. Our writers and illustrators entertain, enlighten and nourish us and they couldn’t do it without the commitment, passion, support and creativity of Irish booksellers and publishers. I feel privileged to be working at such an exciting time in Irish words.”
“Now in its fifth year, Irish Book Week goes from strength to strength as a highlight of the bookselling calendar”, Ruth Hallinan, President of Publishing Ireland, said.
“Readers in Ireland are like nowhere else, with a deep and wide-ranging love of books, and Irish publishers very much reflect that demand for high quality work over a broad spectrum. We are thrilled to work with booksellers across the country and with the Irish Book Week ambassadors to promote, read and enjoy Irish-published books in the welcoming surroundings of our local bookshops”, she added.
Those interested in further details on the events scheduled around the county are advised to keep an eye on Bookselling Ireland’s social media platforms or to visit their local bookshop.
Photo Paul Sherwood
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