Friday, March 20, 2009

Excellence in Bookselling Rewarded

Even if we didn’t think this was an astonishingly good idea, what book industry professional wouldn’t love the award itself? (Shown at left.)

The Nibbie is gorgeous, and awarded for a brilliant reason: to showcase the talent involved in the publishing and bookselling industries in the United Kingdom.

The nomination process in most categories closed just a few days ago. However, the shortlist for the 2009 Independent Bookshop of the Year award has already been announced.

According to the British Book Industry Awards, who administer the program, children’s bookshops put in a “particularly strong showing, taking five out of the thirty places on this year’s regional shortlists. From this list five regional winners will be chosen to make up the shortlist for the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award to be presented at the British Book Industry Awards being held at the Wellcome Trust Campus near Cambridge on Monday 1st June.”

The complete shortlist is here. Information about the program is here.



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