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Call for Pannell Award Nominees

Spread the word!!

The Women's National Book Association wants to know about bookstores in the United States that excel at inspiring interest in reading, as well as creatively bringing books and young people together.  They will present the annual WNBA Pannell Award to two bookstores--one a general bookstore and one a children's speciality bookstore--at the 2010 BookExpo America.  Each recipient will receive a check for $1,000 and a framed piece of original art by a noted children's book illustrator. Nominated stores have the option of making their submissions to the Pannell jury electronically or by sending hard copy materials by mail.

To nominate your favorite bookstore (even your own!) that works within the community to instill the love of reading in young people, please provide the following:

  1)  Name of store
  2)  Address and phone number of the store
  3)  Contact person at the store, including email address (most important!)
  4)  A brief reason (just a sentence or two) of why you believe the store is deserving of this award
  5)  Your name and affiliation to the nominated store.

Please send your nomination to mgjames@eastwestliteraryagency.com.  Deadline for nominations is Jan. 15, 2010.

The Pannell Award was established in 1981 by WNBA, a century-old national organization of women and men who work to promote reading and to support the role of women in the book community.


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