Highest ever entries for the indie crown

Highest ever entries for the indie crown

The Bookseller has received a record number of entries for its Independent Bookseller of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners.

Fifty-two shops have bid to be recognised as the finest independent bookshop in the UK and Ireland, with the winner receiving £5,000 from Gardners.

The Bookseller, Gardners and the BA will pick seven regional winners, all of whom will vie for the top prize, to be awarded at the Bookseller Industry Awards, held this year at London's Park Lane Hilton on 14th May.

The full regional shortlists are as follows:

Gay's the Word
Big Green Bookshop
Bibliophile Ltd
Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road
Woolfson & Tay
Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop
Al Saqi Books
Dulwich Books
The Bookseller Crow on the Hill

Kemp Town Bookshop (Brighton)
Chapter One (Reading)
The Steyning Bookshop (Steyning)
Red Lion Books Colchester (Colchester)
Chorleywood Bookshop (Chorleywood)
Wallace Books Ltd., Trading as David's Bookshop (Letchworth)

Falmouth Bookseller (Falmouth)
St Ives Bookshop (St Ives)
The Hayling Island Bookshop (Hayling Island)
The Forest Bookshop (Coleford)

Linghams Booksellers (Heswall)
Storytellers, Inc. (Lytham St Annes)
The Grove Bookshop (Ilkley)
Plackitt & Booth Booksellers Ltd (Lytham St. Annes)
White Rose Books (Thirsk)
The Guisborough Bookshop (Guisborough)
The Bookcase (Chester le Street)
Castle Hill Bookshop (Richmond, North Yorkshire)

The Chepstow Bookshop (Chepstow)
Warwick Books (Warwick and Kenilworth)
Wenlock Books (Much Wenlock)
The Bookshop Kibworth Limited (Kibworth)
Rossiter Books (Ross-on-Wye & Monmouth)

The Main Street Trading Company (St Boswells)
Word Power Books (Edinburgh)
The Bookmark (Grantown On Spey)
Atkinson-Pryce Books (Biggar)

The Castle Bookshop (Castlebar)
The Gutter Bookshop (Dublin)
The Blessington Bookstore (Blessington Co. Wicklow)
Kenny's Bookshop (Galway)