The Women's National Book Association has extended the deadline for its Pannell Award, which recognizes the work of booksellers who "enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons." The deadline for children's specialty and general interest independent bookstores nominations is now January 10.

Nominations can be submitted by sending an e-mail to with the following: Name, e-mail address, and phone number of person making the nomination; that person’s connection to the nominated store; a brief statement outlining the reasons that store is being nominated; and contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store.