5 - 7 April, 2022

The Bookstore of the Year Award


Criteria: The judges will be looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, display, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, the 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. If you are a chain applying, please ensure that you nominate one branch specifically.


2021 winner: Cărturești

2021 shortlist: Avid Reader and Livraria Lello


Entry deadline: 5pm (GMT) Friday 14th January