Winners have been announced for this year's Pannell Awards, given by the Women's National Book Association and co-sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group to recognize bookstores "that enhance their communities by fostering a love of reading."
The winner in the general bookstore category is Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards, Colo, "in recognition of its adopt-a-reader program, which provides books for children in need, and other community-building initiatives."
In the children's specialty bookstore category, the winner is Children's Book World, Los Angeles, Calif., for its "commitment to diverse books and its 'Readers & Writers Rock!' program, which brings authors to underserved schools."
The winning stores will each receive a check for $1,000 and a work of original art from a children's book illustrator. The awards will be presented during BookExpo's Children's Book and Author Breakfast.