Readings, Potts Point Bookshop ABIAs win sparks ILF donation
Bloomsbury has donated $10,000 to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to honour Readings and Potts Point Bookshop’s Independent Book Retailer of the Year win at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Readings and Potts Point Bookshop were named joint winners of the Independent Book Retailer of the Year Award at the ABIAs on 25 May. In their acceptance speech, Readings managing director Mark Rubbo and Potts Point Bookshop owner Anna Low spoke about their support for ILF, which was established by another independent bookseller, Riverbend Bookshop owner Suzy Wilson. Both Rubbo and Low are board members for ILF and work closely with the organisation.
Rubbo told Books+Publishing that he received a message from Bloomsbury ANZ managing director Kate Cubitt after the awards informing him that the publisher would like to honour Readings and Potts Point Bookshop’s win and their work for ILF with a $10,000 donation.
ILF aims to raise literacy levels and improve opportunities for Indigenous Australians living in remote communities. For more information about the organisation, visit the website here.