World Book Day 2017

Happy World Book Day!

This year, World Book Day is marking its twentieth year anniversary. It is a joyous and animated celebration encouraging children to read. Across not only the UK, but the globe, children and adults alike will take part in a variety events proclaiming their love of a good read. From dress-as-your-favourite-character parties and putting on plays to story-time and craft workshops, World Book Day hopes to get a book in the hands of as many children as possible.



Here at IndieBooks, we’re joining in on the fun. Already this week, we’ve been sending out free copies of Why Willows Weep to many of our loyal customers.Tomorrow, we’ll be out on the streets handing out free hardbacks of Worrals of the WAAF and A Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic. Fancy a copy yourself? As Worrals of the WAAF is published in conjunction with the Royal Air Force, try heading to the RAF Museum to snag one – they’ll be handing out books to some lucky museum-goers tomorrow.

Won’t be up that way? Well, you might just find a few hidden around the coffee shops near Chancery Lane or spot us up ’round the British Museum. We’ve got towering stacks to give away!

Check our Twitter feed tomorrow if you want to stay in the loop or feel free to tweet us if you want to track us down.

Happy Hunting!


Guide to the Gothic our Autumn Promotion

9781908041067What better choice for an autumn promotion that our introduction to all things scary, spooky and Halloween-y: The Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic. If you want to know the origins of werewolves in literature, why abbeys are so often infested with evil or why zombies are the new kids on the Gothic block, look no further than this handy (but not dusty) tome. It introduces each of the main Gothic themes, linking back to the original stories and exploring key ideas, writers and influences – ideal anyone studying the Gothic, which is now a set topic in Key Stage 3. It includes a dozen of the finest Gothic short stories, ideal as the nights draw in. It even has illustrations by that master of the macabre Richard Sala, heir to Edward Gorey and Charles Addams.

It’s so good you’ll want one copy for yourself and one for a friend or family member – and so we’re offering you just that! Order direct from us before the Day of the Dead (that’s 1 November, of course) and we’ll ship you two copies for the price of one 


Last Chance…

candle copyAs the candle of time gutters away in the candlestick of Christmas gift lists, you may be relieved to know that you can still order from IndieBooks for delivery before Christmas after today: but you’ll need to select the Royal Mail next day special delivery option when you get to the checkout. (Our free postage offer is still running, but that’s only First Class and if you select it the chances are your lovely books won’t arrive in time to light up someone’s Yuletide…)

The illustration, by the way, is by the inimitable Richard Sala and comes from The Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic by Richard Bayne.

A Gothic Hallowe’en

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Scary stuff: the colourful Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic has arrived

What better time than the eve of hallowe’en to welcome our latest publication – Richard Bayne’s excellent Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic. It introduces all the classic Gothic texts, from The Monk to Frankenstein, to those who know them only from the later films and TV series they have inspired, and covers all the main Gothic tropes from haunted castles to sinister automatons. It has original illustrations by master of the macabre Richard Sala. And there are eleven complete Gothic tales in there as well.