O'Brien Bookseller of the Year Award
Congratulations to Amy Devereux from The Book Centre, Wexford, winner of Bookseller of the Year 2023.
The judge's citation reads:
Always warm and welcoming, she shares her vast knowledge and insight freely.
She is at home wherever books are, whether on the shop floor talking to a single customer, running a busy event, buying books for the group or building interest in reading online.
Her passion and enthusiasm are focussed on nurturing the young readers of Wexford and beyond.
Who is eligible for Bookseller of the Year?
Any Bookseller who:
- Operates on the island of Ireland
- Works in, manages or owns a bookselling business
- Has a minimum of three years’ experience as a bookseller in Ireland (not necessarily with the same company)
The winner of the 2023 award was decided by the following jury:
- Laura Fitzgerald, Gill Books
- Sarah Hunt, Argosy Books
- Eamonn Phelan, Gill Hess
- Ivan O’Brien, The O’Brien Press
The O'Brien Bookseller of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1995 in recognition of outstanding achievement or an invaluable contribution to the book trade by an individual bookseller.
The winner's name is added to The Elements, a bronze perpetual trophy sculpted by Rowan Gillespie, one of Ireland's leading sculptors. The winner keeps the award for the year, and also receives a framed commemorative certificate.