Pullman Melbourne on the Park
15, 16 & 17 June 2024

The BookPeopleText 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 in but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community. This award gives booksellers the chance to be recognised by the book industry for innovation, excellence and career achievements. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the BookPeople Text Publishing 2024 Bookseller of the Year SHORTLIST

Matt Davis,
 The Bookshop Queenscliff, Queenscliff VIC
Charlotte Guest, The Book Bird, Geelong VIC
Les McDonald, The Bookshop Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst NSW
Megan McPheat, Harry Hartog, Sydney NSW
Anna Savvas, The Bookshop Darwin, Darwin NT
Andrew Sims, Gleebooks, Glebe NSW

The 2024 winner will be announced during the BookPeople gala dinner in Melbourne on 16th June.


2023: Bronwyn Druce, Red Kangaroo Books, and Mark Rubbo, Readings.
2022: Melanie Peacock, Constant Reader
2021: Michael Earp, The Little Bookroom
2020: Alison Huber, Readings Carlton
2019: Suzie Bull, Farrell's Bookshop
2018: Chris Redfern, Avenue Bookstore
2017: Catherine Schultz, Fullers Bookshop
2016: Anna Low, The Potts Point Bookshop & Deb Force, The Sun Bookshop
2015: Karen Ferris, Berkelouw Books
2014: Jenny Barry, Books Plus
2013: Martin Shaw, Readings
2012: Meera Govil, Eltham Bookshop
2011: Lindy Jones, Abbey's Bookshop
1. Nominees must have worked as a bookseller for at least five years (either as an employee or proprietor).
2. Nominee can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer, employer, or colleague and work at a BookPeople member bookshop.
3. The judging is made by a panel. No correspondence will be entered into.
4. Not open to Management Committee (employees of the Management Committee can be nominated)
5. Booksellers can be nominated in one award category only in the same year.
6. Previous winners of the award are not eligible to be nominated.
6. CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm Tuesday 30th April 2024