Welsh Books Council


This website is being developed by the Books Council of Wales as a comprehensive source of information about the book industry. Pages will be added regularly and existing information will be augmented and kept up-to-date. If you would like to suggest new topics for inclusion or if you wish to post details of your own business, please contact us. 

On the Books Council of Wales's corporate website www.books.wales you will find full details of our services and campaings and our www.gwales.com website allows you to search for information about books from Wales, and order securely online should you so wish.



Latest News

Local bookshops reopening from 9 November 2020 - UPDATE - 11 Nov 2020

Following the short lockdown in Wales, bookshops here have been able to reopen their doors from Monday 9 November 2020, with special measures in place to ensure a safe space for customers.

Turning the page on support for children's mental health - 14 Oct 2020

A new scheme is being launched in Wales to help children understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing through reading.

Local Bookshops that are Open and/or Selling Online - UPDATED - 5 Oct 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, bookshops in Wales have started to reopen their doors since Monday 22 June 2020. Many continue to sell online too, offering click and collect, postal or local delivery services.

Summer of Reading for Children and Young People in Ceredigion - 24 Jul 2020

The first in a hundred packs of free books have been delivered to families across Ceredigion this week.

Books Council of Wales Statement - 19 June 2020 - 19 Jun 2020

The Books Council of Wales warmly welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that bookshops are among the businesses which will be allowed to reopen from Monday 22 June 2020.