Countdown to LBF… Plus Cardooo makes a new friend!

Psst… Want to see a preview of some of our London Book Fair launches? We’ve got some lovely postcards printed at the ready – come and see us on stand D518 and you can have one to send to someone. Or use as a bookmark. Or pin above your desk… that sort of thing. There’s less than a month to go and it’s a veritable HIVE of activity at BPE HQ.

We also had a lovely guest recently – Emily Jupp of the Independent newspaper. She came along to enlighten us about all things social media – we sat there in awe – Emily knows all there is to be knowed pretty much, and in return for a few chocolate buttons, she imparted many words of wisdom.


Thanks Emily!!


New Birthday Cardooo for June
Just a few reminders why Cardooo is the PERFECT non-book product for your independent Bookshop in 2012!

* VAT-Free
* High-margin
* 100% book-related (so acceptable to traditionalists!)
* Impulse-buy price point (to generate add-on sales)
* Top quality product with broad appeal
* Easy and compact to display/merchandise
* Free UK delivery
* Low minimum order (1x pack of 6 cards)

….need to know more? Call Nick on +44 (0) 20 3167 1802

London Book Fair 16-18 April 2012

London Book Fair Logo
Having enjoyed a brilliant Spring Fair (despite the snow!) we’re now looking forward to the London Book Fair on the 16-18 April… We’re in Hall 1, on stand D518 – so do come along and say hello. It’s free to register, and you can get more details about the fair right here. watch this space for details of products we’ll be launching at the fair!

Spring Fair at the N.E.C, Birmingham

Come and meet us at the SPRING FAIR at the NEC in Birmingham (5th – 9th February) our

stand number is Hall 4 G50A.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Cardooo’s new e-commerce website

‘It’s here at last! Our beautiful shiny new e-commerce website is finally up and running and we are extremely proud of it. We’ve lost count of the numbers of cups of tea drunk and kit kats munched on the way to this momentous launch – it’s been emotional… but we hope you enjoy it! Have a look around, and if you have any comments or questions, we’d love to hear your feedback – just drop us a line to In the meantime – happy browsing!’

The Harrogate Christmas and Gift Fair

‘Hello all! Don’t forget that if you’re in the area next week, the HARROGATE CHRISTMAS AND GIFT FAIR is running from 15-18 JANUARY 2012, and the Cardooo team will be there on stand D01 with a warm welcome. We’ll be showcasing our fantastic range of Christmas Calendar Cards, which are promising to be quite a hit this December, as well as our adorable range of children’s Christmas Activity Cards and beautiful Advent Calendar Cards with HUGE fold out sticker pages for the 24th December. Don’t miss it!

And if you can’t make Harrogate, we’ll be at Spring Fair too (stand 4G50A)… Watch this space! Cardooo x’

The perfect gift: a birthday card that thinks it’s a present

A new range of children’s birthday cards, packed with games, puzzles, stickers, colouring, stories, word-searches and even easy recipes, will soon be in the shops.  Cardooo cards are packed with relevant and entertaining content that will keep the most active child amused for hours.  You can give your birthday boy or girl the chance to build a Wild West town, play with animals from around the world or navigate to a treasure island. There is even a fold out board game, complete with dice, contained within the card.

Cardooos are the perfect way to send greetings to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and godchildren. Their ideal size means they are easily posted in the UK and across the globe – a quick and easy way to send a present without hefty postage costs!

Titles include Wild West, Around the World, Ballet, Space, Pets and Football, with two official Doctor Who tie-ins completing the range.  All cards are priced at £2.99, and are available from branches of WH Smith from October.