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
5S Of specific Gay and Lesbian interest
5SG Of specific Gay interest
5SL Of specific Lesbian interest


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