Bookshop of the Year Statement

12 Apr 2024

There has been debate in the book industry about this year’s shortlist for the ABIA Bookshop of the Year Award.

Each year, this Award is open to nominations from all individual bricks-and-mortar shops selling books in Australia.

Those submissions and the evidence they present are reviewed against the criteria by a panel of expert industry judges, and the strongest submissions are placed on the shortlist. The criteria are available as part of the sample nomination form.

The Australian Book Industry Awards recognise the wide range of contributions to the whole Australian book industry from across both retail and publishing sectors.

We’ll continue to work with all the stakeholders involved each year to review the categories and criteria for future Awards, to ensure that they meet that aim.