The BPIF has put out a last call for ticket sales to its annual British Book Design & Production Awards, with the event revealing the 2023 winners set to take place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Wednesday 24 January 2024.

The event, which will be attended by Digital Printer, will showcase the best talent in British book production, across 18 categories. At the end of the evening the overall winner will be presented with the Book of the Year Award.

This year’s awards will be hosted by Illustrator and graphic designer Anita Mangan whose work includes illustration of over 85 books, homewares and stationery, art direction and animation. Guests will have the chance to see the all the shortlisted books in person in a display at the beginning of the evening, before enjoying a three-course meal and watching the ceremony.

General manager – BPIF books Simon Crump commented, ‘The Book Awards are the highlight of the book industry’s year. They are a chance to see all the really great book printing that is done in the industry and especially in the UK. The awards have expanded this year to include a new and highly topical category around sustainability, which is so important to us all. Books can lead the way in this area being a sustainable product and part of the circular economy. It is also a great evening to make new connections and celebrate all that is best in the industry.’

The BPIF further notes that, ‘the standard of entries this year has been, as always, outstanding, and these awards are a wonderful opportunity particularly for the many student entrants who can showcase their achievement of being shortlisted or winning as an impressive credential for future employment.’