We have taken out New Zealand's Bookstore of the Year award for the second year running. We're also home to the Young Bookseller of the Year, Cait!
"After a wonderful year of sales, during which they were finalists in the International Bookstore of the Year competition at the London Book Fair, it is perhaps no surprise to see Time Out Bookstore win Nielsen Bookshop of the Year once again, at the 2017 Book Industry Awards.
Judge, Joel Becker, CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association, praised Time Out’s nomination for thoroughly ticking all of the selection criteria. ‘To paraphrase a William Shakespeare line from the nomination, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”’
Our judges assured us it was not an easy decision, singling out Volume, in Nelson as also worthy of praise. Volume is clearly ‘a wonderfully curated bookshop with a high level of community engagement…’ says Becker.
Young Bookseller of the Year is Cait Kneller from Time Out Bookstore."