ABA annual awards

Through a series of annual awards the Australian Booksellers Association celebrates the work of Australian booksellers and the books they love to sell. The annual ABA Bookseller awards recognise the unique role played by booksellers in distributing learning, ideas, and literature to communities and the Booksellers' Choice awards recognise the Australian new release books our booksellers have selected as their favourite hand-sells.

 

ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year award

 The ABA Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under and promotes bookselling as a career choice. This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their skills, and be recognised for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores. 

We are thrilled to announce the ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year 2020 shortlist:

Anna Carles, Constant Reader Mosman
Suzanne Garcia, Mary Martin Bookshop
Nina Kempster, Harry Hartog Bondi
Claire Leyton, Paperchain Bookshop
Simon McDonald, Potts Point Bookshop
Amy Waddell, Dymocks Hobart

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 8 July.

 

The ABA Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year

The ABA Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year award recognises the adult fiction new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.

We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. 

This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by Nielsen and the ABA.

The 2020 winner will be announced on July 8th.

 

The ABA Booksellers Choice Non-Fiction Book of the Year

The inaugural ABA Booksellers' Choice non-fiction book of the year recognises the non-fiction new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.

We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. 

This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by the seasonal Booksellers' Choice guides.

The 2020 winner will be announced on July 8th. 

 

The ABA Kids' Reading Guide Children's Book of the Year

The inaugural ABA Kids' Reading Guide book of the year award recognises the children's' new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.

We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public. 

This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by the Kids' Reading Guide.

The 2020 winner will be announced on July 8th.