Louisa Cameron, Raven Books, wins The O’Brien Press Bookseller of the Year Award 2021
‘A hands-on, inspiring bookseller at the heart of her community for over a decade, Louisa Cameron has helped create a new generation of readers through bookclubs and pinpoint book recommendations. Her public advocacy of books and bookselling, both locally and nationally, is valued by the entire Irish book community. She has been a shining light through the pandemic, hand-delivering books from a heavily-loaded bicycle: a symbol of inspiration and hope when we all needed it most.’—O’Brien’s Bookseller of the Year Award
Louisa is the 27th recipient of The O’Brien Press Bookseller of the Year Award which is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement or an invaluable contribution to the book trade by an individual bookseller.
Winners are presented with ‘The Elements’ a bronze perpetual trophy sculpted by one of Ireland’s leading sculptors, Rowan Gillespie, and a framed commemorative certificate.
Originally from Monkstown, Louisa Cameron started Raven Books as a tiny shop on Carysfort Avenue in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, in 2008. She then moved the shop to the current location on Blackrock’s Main Street, and this year celebrated her ten-year anniversary there.