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It's Happening! The annual Gardners Trade Show and BA Conference on Sunday 18th September, at Jurys Inn in Hinckley Island.

Plans are well under way for our annual Trade Show  this September! This is a great opportunity for you to meet publishers and the Gardners team. It is also a great opportunity for you to network with other booksellers and get a hands-on look at hundreds of new titles and ranges. 

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. 

As ever, we are delighted to be once again holding our Trade Show in conjunction with the Booksellers Association Annual Conference that directly follows our event. We are also proud to once again be sponsoring the BA Conference allowing booksellers to attend for free!

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!

Sign Up to this year's show!

You can now book your space at this year's show! If you are attending both the Trade Show and BA Conference, we recommend you signing up for the BA Event form for your entry. Your entry badge will cover both events. If you are signing up for the Trade Show only, sign up accordingly below. .

Our venue for 2022 – Jurys Inn Hinckley Island

  • In the heart of Leicestershire
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • 9 minutes from Hinckley Train station, or 15 minutes from Nuneaton. 
  • 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 2022 Trade Show

For more information please contact: or your usual sales contact