BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
5 Interest age / Special interest qualifiers
Do not use “5” on individual books, as it is not a valid qualifier code; select appropriate qualifier code(s) from Section 5 below
5A Interest age / level
5AB For children c. 0–2 years
5AC Interest age: from c. 3 years
5AD Interest age: from c. 4 years
5AF Interest age: from c. 5 years
5AG Interest age: from c. 6 years
5AH Interest age: from c. 7 years
5AJ Interest age: from c. 8 years
5AK Interest age: from c. 9 years
5AL Interest age: from c. 10 years
5AM Interest age: from c. 11 years
5AN Interest age: from c. 12 years
5AP Interest age: from c. 13 years
5AQ Interest age: from c. 14 years (Young Adult)
5AR For reluctant readers (children)
5AX For emergent readers (adult)


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