Bookshop of the Year 2021

Bookshop of the Year 2021

Nationwide search underway to find the ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year 2021’

A new initiative has been unveiled by An Post Irish Book Awards and offers book lovers across Ireland the chance to vote for their favourite bookshop.

The category has been added to the upcoming An Post Irish Book Awards, the annual literary event that celebrates and promotes Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible.

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A New Award Category

The new ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category is designed to acknowledge the significant role played by independent bookshops and local book store chain branches right across the country in helping their local communities to find and savour the titles of their choice. It’s no secret people tend to find comfort in books and reading, the COVID-19 pandemic was a pertinent example of this.

A New Award Category

The new ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category is designed to acknowledge the significant role played by independent bookshops and local book store chain branches right across the country in helping their local communities to find and savour the titles of their choice. It’s no secret people tend to find comfort in books and reading, the COVID-19 pandemic was a pertinent example of this.

An Post Bookshop of the Year 2021

Regional Winners

The Longlist

Key Dates

31st August

Nominations for the An Post Bookshop of the Year will close and a shortlist will be identified.

21st October

The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 will be announced, plus the longlist for the An Post Bookshop of the Year.

10th November

The regional winners for the An Post Bookshop of the Year will be announced. 

23rd November

 The winners will be revealed at the An Post Irish Book Awards, including An Post Bookshop of the Year.

“Our bookshops are the lighthouses for every writerly boat on the ocean. Without them we cannot set sail. They are the little churches and heroic temples of our endeavours.”’
Sebastian Barry
Bestselling Author

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