The 2024 winner will be announced during the BookPeople gala dinner in Melbourne on 16th June.

BookPeople Penguin Random House Australia Young Bookseller of the Year award recognises and rewards the excellence of a bookseller 35 years of age 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. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Penguin Random House 2024 Young Bookseller of the Year SHORTLIST

Madeleine Delany,
Fullers Bookshop, Hobart TAS
Lexie Eatock, Better Read Than Dead, Newton NSW
Manuela Ocampo, The Book Cow Bookshop ACT
Evie Rashell, The Book Warehouse, Lismore NSW
Indianna Saunders-Shaw, Farrells Bookshop, Mornington VIC
Molly Smith, Readings Emporium, Melbourne VIC


2023Emily Westmoreland, Avenue Bookstore
2022: 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