We're delighted to announce that yesterday the Retail Council of Canada twice recognized Biblioasis in yesterday's nominations for the Libris Awards, which honour outstanding achievement in the Canadian books industry.
The Libris Awards, presented annually, are the premier book industry awards in Canada, and all are nominated and voted on by members of the bookselling community. For the first time in our history, as we approach our tenth anniversary in Fall 2014, Biblioasis has been longlisted for Small Press Publisher of the Year; we're also thrilled to see Biblioasis fiction editor John Metcalf in consideration for Editor of the Year. (The latter is especially appreciated, as Mr. Metcalf is the only editor from a small press to receive a nomination.)
The longlists will be voted on by book industry members, and shortlists will be released in April. The winners will be announced at the Libris Awards Gala taking place on June 2, 2014. For more information, or for the complete longlist, please consult the Retail Councilwebsite. (If you're interested in attending the Gala you may also reserve tickets here.)
Last but not least, a note from us to you, whether you be readers, booksellers, media professionals, authors, friends, or family. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for the support you've shown us as we've grown; we look forward very much to working with you in 2014 and beyond.
Dan, Tara, Chris, Kate, and Jesse,