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BEA Media Alert - Publishers Weekly’s Jim Milliot to Present

“Bookstore of the Year” Award

New York, NY – May 31, 2012 – Publishers Weekly’s co-editorial director Jim Milliot is to present the PW 2012 Bookstore of the Year award to bookseller Roberta Rubin, owner of the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at BookExpo America (BEA). The awards presentation is scheduled for 8 a.m., prior to the start of the Adult Book & Author Breakfast with host Kirstie Alley and special guest Jimmy Fallon, at the Special Events Hall of the Jacob Javits Center.

The Book Stall, for 30 years owned and managed by Rubin, is located at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois. The bookstore recently celebrated its 75th anniversary since the founding of the original Chestnut Court Bookstore.

“I'm honored that we were chosen this year among all the others who have won,” Rubin says. “Independent bookselling is alive and well.”

Milliot says, “The annual Bookstore of the Year award is one way of honoring the passion and dedication of booksellers. Roberta Rubin and the Book Stall embody the heart of bookselling.”

In addition, Milliot will also present the Sales Representative of the Year Awards to New England adult list sales representatives Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, both of Random House.

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