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

Honouring Contribution to the Field of Children's Books – Mary Vaughan Jones 2021 Award

Honouring Contribution to the Field of Children's Books – Mary Vaughan Jones 2021 Award - 20 Oct 2021

Menna Lloyd Williams is the recipient of the 2021 Mary Vaughan Jones Lifetime Achievement Award.

Books Council of Wales Appoints New Treasurer, Alfred Oyekoya - 7 Oct 2021

The Books Council of Wales has today announced the appointment of its new Treasurer, Alfred O. Oyekoya, to the Board of Trustees.

Summer Reading challenge 2021 - Wild World Heores - 9 Jul 2021

Go wild for reading with the Summer Reading Challenge 2021 Wild World Heroes – online or at your local library

Winner of children's picture book illustration competition announced - 3 Jun 2021

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to announce the winner of a special competition organised with Urdd Gobaith Cymru to find new talent in the field of children’s book illustration.

Historical YA novel exploring Welsh language and identity wins 2021 Tir na n-Og Award - 21 May 2021

The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Andersen Press, 2020), a powerful and exciting YA novel set during the early Middle Ages, has triumphed in the English-language category of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards 2021 for children’s and young people’s literature.