Press Release:
Dorothy gives away free Book Maps to schools across the UK

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On 22 October 2014, Dorothy is launching a national campaign, The Big Book Map Giveaway, offering 500 free copies of the studio’s popular Book Map to schools in the UK.


Dorothy’s own love of books began in the classroom. The campaign is their way of saying thanks to the many teachers whose enthusiasm for the written word inspired them when they were at school.

By giving away 500 Book Maps to teachers, Dorothy aims to share its love of literature with a younger audience. Book Map will make an inspiring addition to the classroom, encouraging pupils to explore its fictional streets, hunting out much loved novels and searching for new reads.

Featuring the titles of over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few favourites from further afield), Dorothy’s popular Book Map is a fun and engaging print. It features timeless novels by the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, children’s favourites by Michael Morpurgo, JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins, as well as classroom classics such as Mansfield Park, Wuthering Heights and Animal Farm.

Dorothy’s Book Map retails for £25, but 500 copies will be given away for free to the first 500 teachers that apply. To claim your free map please visit The giveaway will launch on 22 October 2014, and will run while stocks last.


Dorothy is also calling on all parents, pupils and literature lovers to share news of the giveaway so that it can reach as many teachers and schools as possible. Please pledge your tweet via Thunderclap and use the hashtag #bookmapgiveaway to spread the word on social media.




For press information and images please contact the Dorothy team at Caro Communications:

Rachael Jones, Account Executive
Jeffrey Cheung, Account Director

T: +44 (0)20 7713 9388
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W: @carocomms

Notes to Editors

About Dorothy
Dorothy was founded in 2010 by a group of friends who left their previous jobs in the world of advertising. Today, the Manchester-based studio produces conceptual prints, artworks and home accessories that are sold and exhibited internationally.


About The Book Map
We at Dorothy were taught by many inspirational teachers in our mispent teens, including the softly spoken, chain smoking, kipper-tied Mr Fosbrook whose infectious love of literature was surpassed only by his love for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dorothy’s Big Book Map Giveaway for schools is our way of saying thanks to extra-ordinary teachers like Mr Fosbrook who leave lasting impressions on those they teach.

Book Map is made up from the titles of over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few classics from further afield). It features books by the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Brontë sisters through to Michael Morpurgo, JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins and includes classroom favourites such as Mansfield Park, Bleak House, Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, Tess of the d’Ubervilles, The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse, The Grapes of Wrath, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5 and The Catcher in the Rye.

Pupils will loose themselves in the fictional street map, exploring, looking for and discovering books read (and books to be read).

About The Big Book Map Giveaway
The giveaway is only open to teachers. To claim a free Book Map all they need to do is complete an online form. Terms and conditions apply.

– The applicant must be a teacher
– The delivery address must be a school address (UK schools only)
– Only one request per teacher will be accepted
– A maximum of three requests from three different teachers in any one school will be accepted
– Book Maps will be gifted on a first come first served basis
– The print is suitable for Key Stage 3 upwards

Teachers should allow 14 days for delivery. Prints will be delivered rolled and in a postal tube. Frames are not included.