The ABA in partnership with Hardie Grant Publishing is thrilled to announce a new Bookseller of the Year award.

The ABA Hardie Grant Children's Publishing Bookseller of the Year award recognises individual children's specialist booksellers for their outstanding achievements in the past twelve months. The winner will not only be identified for their exceptional performance within the bookshop that they work in but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community. This award gives booksellers the chance to be recognised by the book industry for innovation, excellence and career achievements. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 



1. Nominees must have worked as a children's specialist bookseller either as an employee or proprietor for at least five years.
2. The nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer, employer, or colleague and must work at an ABA member bookshop.
3. The judging is made by a panel. No correspondence will be entered into.
4. Not open to Management Committee (employees of Management Committee members can be nominated).
5. Booksellers can be nominated in one award category only in the same year.
6. CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm Monday 2nd May 2022.