Publishers Weekly released the shortlist for the 2013 PW Bookstore and PW Sales Rep of the Year. The awards, now in their second decade, signify a singular achievement in the book industry for both independent booksellers and sales representatives. “We are very pleased to have so many outstanding bookstores and sales representatives to choose from as we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of PW’s awards,” said PW president George Slowik Jr. “We received more nominations than ever before.”

The award-winners will be announced in early April and will be interviewed for the pre-BEA edition of Publishers Weekly. The awards will be presented at BEA later this spring. This year’s finalists represent a broad range of general independent bookstores from across the Midwest, West, and South. This year’s sales representatives include two from Macmillan along with reps from three other major publishers and one independent rep group.

PW Bookstore of the Year Shortlist

Chaucer’s Bookstore (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Magers & Quinn Booksellers (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Maria’s Bookshop (Durango, Colo.)

McLean & Eakin Booksellers (Petoskey, Mich.)

Square Books (Oxford, Miss.)

PW Sales Representative of the Year Shortlist

Doni Kay (Penguin)

Tom Leigh (Macmillan)

Bruce Miller (Miller Trade Book Marketing)

Liz Monaghan (Simon & Schuster)

Bridget Piekarz (Random House)

Bob Werner (Macmillan)