Independent Cape Town bookshop, the Book Lounge was named the best bookshop in the country at the PASA/SABA Sefika awards dinner held just outside Durban on Tuesday night. The Book Lounge collected three awards – best independent bookshop in the general trade category, a special award for the “bookseller that went the extra mile” worth R5000 as well as the award for the best overall bookshop in the country.
Owner Mervyn Sloman, collected the awards “on behalf of the best collection of booksellers imaginable whom I am proud to call my colleagues”. He later also paid tribute to “our wonderful customers who are incredibly supportive of what we’re trying to do here and continue to buy the kinds of books that we want to sell. I know that many of our customers will take as much joy from these awards as we do and that is a lovely feeling.”
Sloman also thanked the many publishers who have given fantastic support to the Book Lounge from day one. “To receive this kind of affirmation from publishers, our partners in the industry, just twenty months in to our existence is very rewarding.”
The Book Lounge can be found at 71 Roeland st Cape Town and contacted on 021 462 2425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.