This year’s finalists bring distinctive styles to bookselling. A panel of judges will select the winner, which will be announced at a virtual reception during the U.S. Book Show on Monday, May 22, 4:30–5 p.m.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Edmonds Bookshop
At Edmonds Bookshop in the historic town center of Edmonds, Wash., Michelle Bear refers to herself not as the owner but as “the most recent and honored caretaker.”
U.S. Book Show 2023: Harvey’s Tales
Sara Hoerdeman, the American Academy of Pediatrics marketing manager for consumer products, didn’t just nominate Harvey’s Tales in Geneva, Ill., to be PW’s 2023 Bookstore of the Year: she wrote a 500-word love letter extolling the virtues of the five-year-old indie, located in an upscale suburb northwest of Chicago.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Interabang Books
Named after the combination of a question mark and an exclamation point, Interabang Books meets challenging questions with bold answers.
U.S. Book Show 2023: Main Street Books
Main Street Books in Lafayette, Ind., is a favorite of Angry Robot Books publicist Caroline Lambe, who appreciates the eight-year-old indie as a “wonderful proactive supporter of inclusivity, regularly posting on its socials about the book buying bans and what positive action to take.”
U.S. Book Show 2023: Midtown Scholar
Throughout 2023, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is celebrating 20 years as a bricks-and-mortar destination in Harrisburg, Pa.