For Bookshop.org’s third birthday, they have announces the Indie Champions Awards Shortlist for 2023. Here, they recognise the top individuals and organisations tat have supported independent bookshops this year.
OUR STRANGERS by Lydia Davis was published by Canongate in October 2023 and has been shortlisted for the Indie Champions Award for Fiction.
River Cottage GREAT ROASTS by Gelf Alderson was published by Bloomsbury in September 2023 and has been shortlisted for the Indie Champions Award for Lifestyle and Culture.
Nicole Vanderbilt, Managing Director of Bookshop.org UK, said: “What a joy it is to shout about the individuals and organisations that have championed independent booksellers the most this year. For our team, it’s empowering to know that a lot of people share our passion for independent bookshops, and our mission to support them and ensure they thrive as a key component of the publishing ecosystem. We’re especially excited to launch our new Content Creator category this year, cementing our increased work with social media platforms and influencers and acknowledging their potential to expand the reach of indie bookshops even further. Huge congratulations to all the shortlistees, and we hope the brilliant work of the Indie Champions inspired even more people to become champions of independent bookshops themselves!”
The winners will be announced in January 2024.