Introduction

The Bookseller's Bookshop Heroes is a listing of some of the best individual booksellers in the UK and Ireland.

The list salutes the inspirational managers, superstar hand-sellers, innovative events g⁠urus and canny buyers who are the heart and soul of British and Irish bookselling. 

The Bookshop Heroes are supported by the Booksellers Association and sponsored by HarperCollins.

About Bookshop Heroes

The Bookshop Heroes was launched in October 2020, the first of what will become an annual list of the best individual booksellers across the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

The list comes out of both the Booksellers Association Bookshop Heroes Independent Bookshop Week campaign and an expansion of the Individual Bookseller of the Year award that was last given out at the British Book Awards, a.k.a. The Nibbies, in 2019. Recent Individual Bookseller Nibbies have gone to Noor Hemani of Edinburgh's The Lighthouse Bookshop (2019), Blackwell's Aberdeen branch's Greig Watt (2018), and Mariana Mouzinho of Blackwell's Newcastle (2017).⁠

The Bookshop Heroes list is supported by the Booksellers Association and sponsored by HarperCollins, which previously sponsored the Individual Bookseller of the Year Award.