CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012
(article by Shelagh Damus appeared in the Uxbridge Cosmos on Thursday June 7th)
“You need a fire in your belly,” says Shelley Macbeth, owner of Blue Heron Books when she speaks of the store’s recent successes. First, recognized as one of Stuart McLean’s favourite bookstores, the shop was included on aCBClist of top ten books stores inCanadaand was listed among the 10 best books stores inNorth Americaby the Globe and Mail. Macbeth then rode the wave of accolades to a spectacular finish winning its first Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) Libris Award for Bookseller of the Year.
“We are the lone remaining independent bookstore in Durham region which says a lot about Continue reading
We are thrilled to be nominated for Bookseller of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards. This is our second nomination in two years. Follow this link for a full listing of nominees.
Canadian Booksellers Association’s (CBA’s) Libris Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of all of those people who create, promote and deliver to Canadian readers great books: the authors, the editors, the publishers, distributors, sales reps and, of course, the booksellers. By acknowledging their successes together, under one awards umbrella, CBA reinforces the idea that creating outstanding literature is a collaborative effort and that a vibrant, healthy book industry, and a well-served community of book consumers can only be achieved through working together.
The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 3rd.
Keep your fingers crossed, (toes and eyes too if you think it will help)!
Blue Heron is:
Blue Heron Books is a wonderful book store. Hardwood floors, comfy chairs and the best book selection you could ask for. Shelley and her wonderful staff know every book in the place, and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for–even if you don’t know what it is yet. Blue Heron is one of my favourite places to visit. —