The Bookstore of the Year Award

  • We would be delighted to receive your application for The Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners. Please complete the form below either to:

    A) nominate a third party organisation, OR
    B) enter your own organisation.

    Remember that you are aiming to convince the judging panel, and make a clear case for your nomination/submission.

    Criteria:  The judges will be looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, display, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, incorporation of digital, style and flare.

    Who is eligible:  Independents or chain branches whose primary business is outside the UK.  Nominees do not have to be English language booksellers – though these are welcome too – and there is no stipulation regarding turnover.  Business viability will be recognised and entries from more remote locations are encouraged.

    The submissions deadline is Friday 26th January 2018.

    The shortlisted companies will be notified in February, and the winner announced at The Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 10th April 2018, at Olympia Conference Centre, London.


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