We're beyond excited to announce that, thanks to the masses of support from our customers, Pages of Hackney has won the regional finals of Independent Bookshop of the Year 2018! This follows on the heels of our manager Jo's success last year in being Highly Commended for Individual Bookseller of the Year.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us and told the Booksellers Association how you feel about the shop. We were genuinely overcome by how many of you did so, and this will have made all the difference. If you missed the first deadline, there’s still a chance! We’re now on the final shortlist for the national Bookseller of the Year award and they’re still taking votes and comments until 29 March. This is not a popularity vote, but rather an opportunity for you to say why the shop is special to you. We strive to make Pages a bookshop for everyone and we're very proud to still be here and going strong after nearly ten years.
When we first opened in 2008, our goal was to be a cultural community hub and we’re always working to build on that vision. Our priority is to be as friendly, welcoming and accessible as we can and to give everyone who visits as much time as they need from us. It’s also important to us to support the issues and authors we believe in.
Finally, we will be celebrating our ten year anniversary with a party for all our customers in September, so watch out for details of free readings and drinks!