Two special Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented to Alice Munro
and Jack Rabinovitch
TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) are delighted to announce today the 2013
CBA Libris Awards shortlist. Voted on by members of the Canadian book
industry, the CBA Libris Awards will bring the book community together
on Monday June 3 to honour talented authors whose works were embraced
by book-buyers, and the dedicated professionals who ensured those
authors' books connected meaningfully with readers.
"Canadian books and authors have dominated the literary scene this year
and we are excited to celebrate all those who have moved, impressed and
inspired us over the past year," said CBA President Mark Lefebvre. "The
Libris Awards are the only opportunity for the industry to gather
together and highlight the significant contributions and achievements
of our dynamic industry."
For the first-time ever, CBA will present two special Lifetime
Achievement Awards, one to master story-teller and award-winning author
Alice Munro and one to Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Scotiabank
Booksellers vying for CBA Libris Awards include trade, specialty and
campus bookstores from all over the country. The nominees in the
Bookseller of the Year category are BookLore (Orangeville, ON),
Galliano Island Books (Galliano Island, BC) and Owl's Nest Books
(Calgary, AB). This year's Campus bookselling nominees are Queen's
University (Kingston, ON), University of Toronto Bookstore, and UBC
Bookstore (Vancouver, BC). The annual Chase Paymentech Young Bookseller
of the Year Award, recognizing a bookseller under 30 who has
demonstrated outstanding leadership, commitment, initiative, innovation
and expertise will also be awarded.
This year's nominated publishers are HarperCollins Canada, House of
Anansi Press, Penguin Group Canada, Random House of Canada and
Scholastic Canada. Author of the Year nominees are Terry Fallis, Will
Ferguson, Alice Munro and Nancy Richler.
To view the 2013 Libris Awards shortlist, click here.
SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION: To kick-off this year's Libris celebration, a panel of booksellers and
publishers will sit down to discuss trends, innovation and strategy in
the bookselling industry. This panel is open to all those attending the
Libris Awards Dinner.
For more information about the panel and the Libris Awards Dinner, click here.
A limited number of media passes for the Dinner are available.
SOURCE: Canadian Booksellers Association
For further information:
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact:
Jodi White, CBA Senior Manager
Tel: (416) 467-7883, ext.1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org