Welsh Books Council


This website is being developed by the Welsh Books Council 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 Welsh Books Council'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

University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Books Council of Wales award PhD Scholarship in Children's Literature - 2 Apr 2020

On International Children’s Books Day (April 2nd), the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in partnership with the Books Council of Wales are delighted to announce that they have awarded a PhD scholarship in the internationalisation of children's literature to Megan Farr from Penarth.

Local Bookshops Selling Online - 1 Apr 2020

During these days of social distancing and self-isolation, many of us will be reaching for a good read. And while independent bookshops across Wales may have temporarily closed their doors in line with official guidelines, the good news is that many are still offering postal and online services.

Emergency Funding for Books Sector in Wales - 1 Apr 2020

The Books Council of Wales has welcomed emergency funding of £150,000 from the Welsh Government to help the books sector during the current coronavirus crisis.

Tir na n-Og Children’s Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced - 27 Mar 2020

Tales of dragons, families, myths and magic set amongst the mountains and coastlines of Wales feature in the English-language books shortlisted today (27 March 2020) for the Tir na n-Og Awards 2020.

Coronavirus: Books Council of Wales Update – 24 March 2020 - 24 Mar 2020

Following the introduction of more stringent measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Books Council’s offices at Castell Brychan and our Distribution Centre in Aberystwyth are now closed at least until mid April.