Gardners to sponsor The Bookstore of the Year Award

Gardners is delighted to today announce the sponsorship of The Bookstore of the Year Award at The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards for 2018, which sees the trade come together to celebrate publishing success at the London Book Fair in April.

As with our unique sponsorship of the Independent Bookseller of the Year award in the UK, we are delighted to also add additional value, by way of the following prizes for the 3 shortlisted entries:

  1. £500 travel bursary per shortlisted company in order to attend The London Book Fair
  2. The overall winner will receive £1,000 rrp of books or entertainment products of their choice donated by Gardners
  3. Gardners will host a visit to Eastbourne for all shortlisted finalists

Following the well publicised success of French winner, Shakespeare and Company, we encourage bookstores around the globe to enter and showcase their amazing shops and together make this a truly vibrant award reflective of the best of International bookselling.

Aidan Lunn, Head of Business Development for International said “Gardners are delighted to be sponsoring this important award once again this year, and celebrate the vital role bookstores around the world play at the heart of their communities, cities and countries, as well as to the wider publishing industry. Good luck!”

Entries now open

Entries are now open and the closing date for receipt of them is Monday 5th February 2018. Full details on the entry criteria for the Bookstore of the Year Award can be found on The London Book Fair website.

About Gardners

Established over 30 years ago, Gardners has grown to become a leading international wholesaler of books, eBooks, music and film to retailers in the UK & around the world. Based out of a 350,000 square foot facility in Eastbourne, Gardners stock range offers retailers access to over 400,000 lines in-stock and ready to ship same day for next day delivery in the UK and worldwide delivery 5 days, as well as 1.8 million+ eBooks available for instant fulfilment to consumers.

We work with thousands of multi-channel retailers, both online and on the high street, to supply physical & digital product to their exacting standards, either back to store or direct to consumer through our proven consumer direct fulfilment service (CDF).

Gardners parent Company ‘The Little Group” was listed in this years ‘Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200’ which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies by fastest-growing overseas sales. The Little Group - - includes specialist companies trading in Public and Academic Library Supply, School & FE supply and music exporting & importing, with bases in Preston, Hull, London and Florida.


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