Support our work Fundraise for us Fundraising ideas Fundraising The Book Trade Charity is the support charity for everyone working in the UK Book industry, in publishing, book distribution, bookselling, printing, bookbinding, restoration & conservation. You can support your colleagues who are facing difficult personal circumstances - or encourage new, young people to join this wonderful industry - by raising funds for us. You can organise an event, such as a quiz, in our honour or sign up for an organised event, or - possibly the ultimate - fulfill a life's ambition and run the London Marathon! (we have guaranteed places each year) - just contact us for further details: [email protected] The recent Appeal for our Covid-19 Hardship fund for Booksellers brought us to the attention of a wider range of supporters; authors, book-lovers and people working in publishing, distribution and bookselling who had not previously made the link between the health of the UK book trade and the people who work in it, and the support that BTBS can give. Individuals, and companies, who did not want to see bookshops close, or booksellers in dire financial straits, realised that we were perfectly placed to help - and that we would be an excellent channel for their donations, so donated £5,000, or £1,000 - or £10 - whatever they could afford. We have also received new donations by monthly standing order, which will help so much for budgeting in the future. The Covid Fund has raised £380,000, and we have (to date) given grants of over £220,000.