Tim Jarvis at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart Wins 2018 ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year Award

Hobart-based bookseller, Tim Jarvis from Fullers Bookshop, has won the 2018 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year Award. The national award, presented at this year’s 94th ABA Conference held recently in Canberra, celebrates the emerging talent in the bookselling industry, by focusing solely on those under the age of 35.

Jarvis was one of five booksellers from around the country shortlisted for the award.

It’s been a big two years for Fullers. Earlier this year the bookshop won the Metro Australian Bookshop of the Year at the 2018 Leading Edge Books Conference, an award it also won in 2017. Manager Catherine Schulz won the ABA 2017 Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year.

Fullers’ continued popularity within the Australian publishing industry, as well as its iconic status nationwide, is evidence that books are still relevant and important to local and national culture. And the fact that a Tasmanian bookshop is performing at a world-class level is further evidence that Tasmanians are big readers and value the written word.

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