Newquay bookshop Clemo Books is preparing to celebrate its first Independent Bookshop Week (June 15-22).

The shop, which opened last November, is planning a line-up of activities including an author visit, a late-night shopping event and a young people’s poetry competition.

Owner Jaimie Poyner said: “Our first Independent Bookshop Week on the high street feels like quite a sentimental milestone. We’re so pleased to be part of the national campaign which champions the importance of bookshops on the high street, highlighting the vibrancy and cultural opportunities they can bring to towns and their communities.

“The bunting is going up and we hope people get involved with Clemo Books during our first Independent Bookshop Week!”

Among the celebrations, book worms can meet Tracey Williams, author of much acclaimed Adrift: The Curious Tale of The Lego Lost at Sea, who will be signing copies of her book and trying out bookselling for herself on Saturday (June 15), 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Children and young people will also be able to join in with the celebrations and take part in the Clemo Books Young People’s Poetry Competition.

Local writer and poet Lucy Beckley and author Tracey Williams will be judging the competition alongside bookseller Jaimie Poyner. The competition is open for entries now and closes midday on Saturday June 22, the last day of Independent Bookshop Week. Information about the competition can be found on the Clemo Books website.