Gardners' Burrow lauded at Independent Booksellers Forum

<p>Adrienne Burrow, regional sales manager at Gardners, has been awarded the Independent Booksellers Forum (IBF) Outstanding Contribution to Independent Bookselling award.<br /><br />She was announced as the winner at the IBF held at Warwick University yesterday (27th September). <br /><br />Burrow is the first woman winner and follows previous winners including Will Atkinson, sales and marketing director of Faber, and Tim Walker of Walkers Bookshops.</p><p>Sara Waddington, co-owner of Simply Books, Pocklington, said: &quot;She really works hard for her independents, suggesting books that will do well for their particular shop, suggesting authors who might do events, passing on tips and things that have worked well in other shops, giving out her proof copies of books she thinks will be great to hand sell and she is just generally very positive and supportive.&quot;</p>