Aussie Booksellers of the Year Honored

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis from Fullers Bookshop in Hobart, Tasmania, was named Young Bookseller of the Year and Chris Redfern from Avenue Bookstore in Melbourne took the Bookseller of the Year honor during the Australian Booksellers Association 2018 conference in Canberra, Books+Publishing reported. Sarah Rakich of Beaufort Street Books in Perth was awarded the Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children's Bookselling, which she will use to attend the American Booksellers Association's ABC Children's Institute in 2019.

Jarvis was one of five Young Bookseller of the Year finalists interviewed earlier this month by Books+Publishing. The other finalists were Stephanie Beck of Better Read Than Dead in Newtown, Sydney; Dani Solomon of Readings Kids in Melbourne; Annie Waters from Mostly Books in Torrens Park; and Kate Frawley of the Sun and Younger Sun bookshops in Yarraville.

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