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

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 - 16 Jul 2018

Mischief Managed at Merthyr Central Library as Cabinet Secretary for Education launches the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge.

What is The Best of the Best?

What is The Best of the Best? - 9 Jul 2018

The Welsh Books Council are in search of just that. For the best in Welsh language children and young adult literature throughout the years so that it can be shared with today's audience.

Robert Minhinnick wins the 2018 Wales Book of the Year Award - 27 Jun 2018

Robert Minhinnick wins the 2018 Wales Book of the Year Award for his "powerful and political" collection,  Diary of the Last Man.

Penarth Literature Festival

Penarth Literature Festival - 26 Jun 2018

Griffin Books is hosting the seventh annual Penarth Literature Festival over the weekend 6th-8th July.

A fun-filled final for young readers.

A fun-filled final for young readers. - 18 Jun 2018

On 13 and 14 June, scores of children from 35 schools across Wales took over the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth for two days of keen competition. It was the national round of Darllen Dros Gymru, the Welsh Books Council's Welsh-language books competition for primary schools in Wales. All pupils were competing for a number of prestigious awards by discussing books and performing short dramatic presentations based on titles they had read.