Awards

The ABA Bookseller awards recognise the unique role played by booksellers in distributing learning, ideas, and literature to communities across the country and the Bestsellers' Choice Awards recognises three Australian new release books our booksellers have selected as their favourite hand-sells in the previous year.

ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year Award

The ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year award recognises an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the past twelve months. The winner will not only be identified for their exceptional performance within the bookshop that they work but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community. This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their retailing skills, and be recognised by their peers, the book industry, and the general community for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

We are thrilled to announce the ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year 2020 is Alison Huber, Readings Carlton.

Visit the conference website to see the video of the announcement. https://www.abaconference.org.au/

ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year

The ABA Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under and promotes bookselling as a career choice for young people. This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their retailing skills, and be recognised by their peers, the book industry, and the general community for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores as well as the local and wider community. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

We are thrilled to announce the ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year 2020 is Simon McDonald, Potts Point Bookshop

Visit the conference website to see the video of the announcement. https://www.abaconference.org.au/

The Booksellers' Choice Awards

The Booksellers' Choice 2020 Book of the Year Awards recognises the books that booksellers most enjoyed reading and handselling during 2019.

We believe this is a special award because it is decided by the people who personally recommend and care enough to put a book in the hands of the reading public.

The ABA Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year 2020 joint winners are:

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia)
The Yield by Tara June Winch (Hamish Hamilton/PRH)

The ABA Booksellers’ Choice Adult Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2020 is:

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill (Black Inc.)

The Kids’ Reading Guide Children's Book of the Year Award 2020 is:

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books)

Visit the conference website to see the video of the authors. https://www.abaconference.org.au/