BookPeople Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 or under and promotes bookselling as a career choice for young people. This award gives booksellers the chance to exhibit their retailing skills, and be recognised by their peers, the book industry, and the general community for their career achievements, innovation and outstanding performance in their stores as well as the local and wider community. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

We are very excited to announce the Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year 2023 winner is:

Emily Westmoreland, Avenue Bookstore

Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year - shortlist

  • Emma Chan, The Book Cow Kingston
  • Lexie Eatock, Better Read Than Dead
  • Matt Farrell, Burns Bay Bookery
  • Emily Westmoreland, Avenue Bookstore


2022 winner: Kimaya Charlton, Where the Wild Things Are

2021: Genevieve Kruyssen, Where the Wild Things Are
2020:Simon McDonald, Potts Point Bookshop
2019: Aisling Lawless, Dymocks Joondalup
2018: Tim Jarvis, Fullers
2017: Sarah Deasy, Avid Reader
2016: Amelia Lush, Better Read Than Dead
2015: Gerard Elson, Readings St Kilda
2014: Helene Byfield, Books Kinokuniya
2013: Louise Fay, Dymocks Adelaide
2012: Megan O'Brien, Shearers Bookshop