The Poetry Business Bookshop Partnerships

The Poetry Business provides discounts and favourable payment terms to booksellers, and also regularly works with shops to put on poetry readings and organise in-store writing workshops.


Workshops & readings

One previous Poetry Business partnership event was a launch of a new issue of The North at the Leeds branch of Borders in 2008. This event comprised two writing Poetry Business writing workshops in-store during the day, followed by a poetry reading in the evening.

Smith/Doorstop book launches are frequently held in bookshops, and we're always keen to forge new relationships with shops for this reason.


Trade sales

All Smith/Doorstop titles and issues of The North are available at a reduced rate of 40% off the cover price. Further discounts can also be negotiated for large orders. Sale-or-return terms are available. 

All our books and The North are repped by Inpress and distributed by Central Books, and can be ordered direct from them.

To enquire about a trade order of pamphlets, please complete the form here. We will then get back to you to confirm the order as soon as possible. Alternatively, order via Central Books here.


Contact us

To book one of our poets for a reading, email Allison, our marketing manager, at mac [at]

For workshops, contact our business manager at katherine.sansom [at] or on 07960 928 470.



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