BookPeople Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year award recognises an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the past twelve months. The winner will not only be identified for their exceptional performance within the bookshop where they work but also for their achievements within the book industry as well as the local and wider community. 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. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000. 

We are very excited to announce the Text Bookseller of the Year 2023 joint winners are:

Bronwyn Druce, Red Kangaroo Books, and Mark Rubbo, Readings.

Text Bookseller of the Year – shortlist

  • Allya Bella, Berkelouw Books Paddington
  • Ross Dillon, Dillons Norwood Bookshop
  • Bronwyn Druce, Red Kangaroo Books
  • Molly Murn, Matilda Bookshop
  • Mark Rubbo, Readings


2022 winner: Melanie Peacock, Constant Reader

2021: Michael Earp, The Little Bookroom
2020: Alison Huber, Readings Carlton
2019: Suzie Bull, Farrell's Bookshop
2018: Chris Redfern, Avenue Bookstore
2017: Catherine Schultz, Fullers Bookshop
2016: Anna Low, The Potts Point Bookshop & Deb Force, The Sun Bookshop
2015: Karen Ferris, Berkelouw Books
2014: Jenny Barry, Books Plus
2013: Martin Shaw, Readings
2012: Meera Govil, Eltham Bookshop
2011: Lindy Jones, Abbey's Bookshop