Katie Eelman of Papercuts J.P., Boston, Mass., has won the Rusty Drugan Scholarship for Emerging Leaders, awarded annually by the New England Independent Booksellers Association in memory of its former executive director.
Eelman has been at Papercuts J.P. since it opened in 2014 and run the events program, manages social media, marketing and publicity, and produces the store's podcast. She is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the store's publishing arm, Cutlass Press. Her book career started in the Boston office of Hachette Book Group. NEIBA noted that at the store, "she also works diligently to remember the names of each canine visitor."