25% off book orders for PBS members

20 Books & 4 Magazines a year



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"Like Audre Lorde had it: poetry is not a luxury. Poetry is essential. The PBS are fantastic and you’ll get to keep up with wonderful new books every year!"
- Jackie Kay, GCSE Poet

"The Poetry Book Society offers a rich selection of contemporary poetry in print that otherwise many of our students may not come across. In recent years the book choice has provided inspiration for students wanting to explore new work, find something to read out loud at poetry readings and events, or to use for coursework. It is crucial that young people are afforded the opportunity to explore new and established voices in poetry and the PBS acts as a knowledgeable and experienced guiding hand, enthusiastically pressing recommendations into our hands like a bookish friend. Our poetry section in the library is enriched and enlivened by the quarterly choices."

- Gareth Ellis, Whitley Bay High School Library Manager, longstanding PBS Members

Poetry may be optional on the GCSE syllabus in future, but it's more important than ever that your students have access to the latest poetry books in their school library. We're offering 10% off our school memberships to help you start the new term with a well stocked secondary school or sixth-form library. Simply enter the code POETRYISNOTOPTIONAL at the checkout or contact nathaniel@poetrybooksociety.co.uk for an invoice.

Advanced School membership is ideal for secondary schools and libraries who want to bring the best contemporary poetry to their students or readers, and is our definitive option to help you build up a library of the very best contemporary poetry. Advanced School members receive the quarterly Bulletin magazine, four PBS Choices and sixteen PBS Recommendations, as well as teaching tips a year, so 20 Books, 4 PBS Bulletin magazines, teaching notes and posters a year.


* The definitive education membership for secondary schools, teachers or sixth form colleges
* Keep your department or library stocked with all the latest poetry books
* Every quarter you’ll receive FIVE books: PBS Choice & 4 PBS Recommendations
* That’s 20 books a year to inspire your students with a love of poetry!
* Plus the PBS Bulletin poetry magazine, full of poems and interviews 
* Expert teaching tips and posters to help you deliver the perfect poetry lesson
* 25% off additional poetry book class or library orders

In addition to this all new members receive a welcome pack containing a FREE £10 book voucher for use on any books on our website.

*NB you can only use one discount code per transaction


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