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It's Happening! The annual Gardners Trade Show and BA Conference on Sunday 12th September, at Jurys Inn in Hinckley Island.

We are over the moon to be able to announce we are planning to go ahead with our Trade Show once again this September! This is a great opportunity for you to meet publishers and the Gardners team. As in previous years, this show will also be the launch of the 12 Weeks of Christmas promotion

We will have 50+ publishers ready and waiting to greet you, and the Gardners Team will be on site eager to welcome you through the doors. 

More details will become available over the coming weeks, but you can sign up now! Click below to take you to the booking form that is being held in conjunction with the BA, allowing you to sign up for as much or as little of the few days as you can make. Gardners are delighted to once again be sponsoring the BA Conference, allowing booksellers to attend for free!

After such a long time of confinement, we can't wait to be able to see you all again in-person, and meet some of our new customers too!

Find out more about the show below, and keep your eyes peeled for updates!

Guest Author: Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian will be opening this year's show with a talk. 

Sebastian Faulks is the award-winning and bestselling author of a number of titles including Birdsong, Where My Heart Used to Beat, A Possible Life and more. In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC Two and in 2014, he collaborated on an anthology to coordinate with the First World War Centenary Commemoration,  A Broken World. Sebastian Faulks was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002.

Sebastian's new book Snow Country is published this September


Guest Author: Dr Hilary Jones 

TV personality Dr Hilary Jones is joining our stellar line-up

GP Dr Hilary Jones is one of the UK's most loved-TV personalities, offering advice and support for over 30 years on programmes including TV-AM, GMTV, Daybreak and ITV Lorraine. ITV's Good Morning Britain, where he tends to viewers' health issues, attracts 1.3m viewers every day. Hilary is the author of several works of non-fiction, however his upcoming fiction novel is his very first. 

Hilary will be speaking at the launch of the Trade Show, and will also be signing copies of his new book Frontline


Sign Up to this year's show!

You can now book your space at this year's show! Click below to take you through to the booking form we are managing in conjunction with the BA. Here you can book for the Trade Show, and also the BA Conference if you are able to attend.

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Our venue for 2021 – Jurys Inn Hinckley Island

  • In the heart of Leicestershire
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • 9 minutes from Hinckley Train station
  • 35 minutes from Birmingham Airport
  • 600 complimentary parking spaces on site
  • The Trade Show & Conference, all in one building

Finding the Venue

Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue is a 20 minute drive from Coventry, a 25 minute drive from Leicester and a 30 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Hinckley train station is a short 9 minute drive to the hotel. The nearest airports are Birmingham airport, which is a 35 minute drive, and East Midlands International Airport, a 40 minute drive. Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue is just 57 minutes from London Euston via Nuneaton station.

Getting to Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue couldn’t be easier with complimentary parking spaces, a helipad and close to both Hinckley and Nuneaton train stations.

Parking information:

There is complementary on-site parking for 600 cars

Find more details about how to get there here:

Booksellers Association Conference

Gardners are pleased to be holding the Trade Show in partnership with the Booksellers Association Annual Conference. 

Events will begin on Sunday with the Gardners Trade Show which will segue into BA Conference activity including an afternoon tea with HarperCollins, a drinks reception sponsored by BatchLine and Batch, and a dinner for all conference delegates sponsored by The Independent Alliance. 

Throughout Monday there will be a number of Skills Labs on a range of bookselling topics, and of course it wouldn't be the conference without our brilliant publisher Fever Pitch - we have some brilliant publishers joining us to present their season highlights.

Gardners sponsor this event allowing booksellers to attend for free!

Find out more about the conference here:


We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Trade Show

For more information please contact: or your usual sales contact