To help them get through the next stage, readers are asked to vote on line at the Booseller, link below.
Linghams run by Sue Porter who has moved this bookshop from strength to strength. Has run events including Gary Barlow, MICHAEL Palin, Lucy Worsley, Romesh Ranganathan all come to town because of this bookshop!
Tom Tivnan, award judge and The Bookseller’s managing editor, said: “There have been welcome statistics recently about the indie bookselling sector’s incredible revival and the sheer strength and depth of this year’s submissions certainly reflects that. Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are responding smartly to the changing marketplace, are passionate about bringing books to more readers and are lynch pins of local communities.”
Last month, the Booksellers Association reported a second year of growth in its independent bookshop membership, with 15 new shops joining the trade body in 2018. BA president Nic Bottomley described the rise as “even more robust than I thought.”
The judging panel will choose one winner per region, to be revealed in March. The overall winner will receive a cheque for £5,000 from wholesalers Gardners Books at the 13th May ceremony.
To cast your vote for Linghams Booksellers, please visit https://www.thebookseller.com/tell-us-about-your-favourite-independent-bookshop select ‘North England’ in the drop down region menu, then click Linghams and fill out your details.