BISAC Merchandising Themes

The BISAC Merchandising Themes List is a standard list of terms that can be used in addition to BISAC Subject Headings to denote:

  • An audience to which a work may be of particular appeal.
  • A time of year or event for which a work may be especially appropriate.
  • A frequently requested topic.

In addition to grouping together works that can be classified under a variety of subjects, this field can be used to further describe fictional works that have been subject-coded by genre. Click on a theme below to be taken to the corresponding group: Last updated November 2013. An asterisk (*) denotes a new term since version 2.2.

Cultural Heritage

ET010 CULTURAL HERITAGE / African
ET020 CULTURAL HERITAGE / African American
ET022 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Asian / General
ET040 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Asian / Chinese
ET110 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Asian / Japanese
ET130 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Asian / Korean
ET220 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Asian / Vietnamese
ET026 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Australian
ET030 CULTURAL HERITAGE / British
ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
ET038 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Caribbean
ET050 CULTURAL HERITAGE / French
ET060 CULTURAL HERITAGE / German
ET070 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Hispanic
ET080 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Indian
ET090 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Irish
ET100 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Italian
ET120 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Jewish
ET135 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Middle Eastern
ET140 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Multicultural
ET150 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Native American
ET160 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Polish
ET170 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Portuguese
ET180 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Russian
ET190 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Scandinavian
ET200 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Scottish
ET210 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Spanish

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Event

EV010 EVENT / Anniversary
EV020 EVENT / Back to School
EV030 EVENT / Baptism
EV040 EVENT / Bar Mitzvah - Bat Mitzvah
EV050 EVENT / Birthday
EV060 EVENT / Confirmation
EV065 EVENT / Fall
EV070 EVENT / First Communion
EV080 EVENT / Graduation
EV082 EVENT / Home School
EV084 EVENT / Spring
EV086 EVENT / Summer
EV090 EVENT / Summer Vacation Reading
EV095 EVENT / Vacation Bible School
EV100 EVENT / Wedding
EV110 EVENT / Winter

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Holiday

HL005 HOLIDAY / Chinese New Year
HL010 HOLIDAY / Christmas
HL030 HOLIDAY / Earth Day
HL040 HOLIDAY / Easter
HL050 HOLIDAY / Election Day
HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
HL070 HOLIDAY / Halloween
HL080 HOLIDAY / Hanukkah
HL090 HOLIDAY / Independence Day
HL100 HOLIDAY / Kwanzaa
HL110 HOLIDAY / Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
HL120 HOLIDAY / Memorial Day
HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
HL140 HOLIDAY / Passover
HL150 HOLIDAY / President's Day
HL155 HOLIDAY / Rosh Hashanah *
HL160 HOLIDAY / St. Patrick's Day
HL170 HOLIDAY / Thanksgiving
HL180 HOLIDAY / Valentine's Day
HL190 HOLIDAY / Veteran's Day
HL195 HOLIDAY / Yom Kippur *

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Topical

TP020 TOPICAL / Black History
TP024 TOPICAL / Blank Books, Journals
TP026 TOPICAL / Boy's Interest
TP028 TOPICAL / Christian Interest
TP034 TOPICAL / Coming of Age
TP050 TOPICAL / Gay & Lesbian
TP054 TOPICAL / Gift
TP058 TOPICAL / Girl's Interest
TP060 TOPICAL / Health & Fitness
TP062 TOPICAL / Heroes, Real-Life
TP064 TOPICAL / Inspiration
TP066 TOPICAL / Internet
TP070 TOPICAL / LDS (Mormon) Interest
TP086 TOPICAL / Teen
TP090 TOPICAL / Women's Interest

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