The ABA is pleased to announce that the ABA Nielsen Book 2017 Booksellers Choice Award winner is The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley (Affirm Press)
This award recognises the Australian 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 BookData and the ABA
The winner of the 2017 ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year is Catherine Schulz, Fullers Bookshop
This award recognises an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the previous twelve months. Nominees must have worked as a bookseller for at least five years.
The 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Riley Fellowship is Athina Clarke, Readings
This award honours a much loved bookseller, publisher and ABA staff member who passed away in 2011. It recognises Elizabeth's great passion for children's books, most notably the craft of engaging with and selling children's books.
The 2017 winner of the ABA Random House Young Bookseller of the Year is Sarah Deasy, Avid Reader
This award recognises the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under, and promotes bookselling as a career choice for young people. Nominees must have worked as booksellers for at least two years.