Romanian bookstore chain Carturesti has been shortlisted for the Bookstore of the Year Award at the 2018 Excellence Awards of the London Book Fair.

Carturesti Carusel was opened in 2015, in a historical building – the house of the famous Chrissoveloni family. The bookstore has 1,000 sqm and six floors. The Carturesti chain, controlled by Nicoleta Dumitru and Serban Radu, has more than 20 bookstores across the country, each with its unique architectural and design concept.

Here is the full 2018 shortlist for the LBF International Excellence Awards. The winner for each category will be announced at a special ceremony on the opening night of The London Book Fair 2018 on Tuesday 10th April.

The Academic and Professional Publisher Award

  • Brill Publishers (Netherlands)
  • Editorial Atheneu (Brazil)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Publications (Switzerland)

The Audiobook Publisher of the Year (new)

  • KaihShu Story Media & Culture Co (China)
  • Penguin Random House Audio (USA)
  • Ubook.com (Brazil)

The Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners

  • Carturesti (Romania)
  • Timbooktoo (Gambia)
  • The Uppsala English Bookshop (Sweden)

The Educational Initiatives Award

  • Agents of Discovery (Canada)
  • Lughati (UAE)
  • Quirky Kid (Australia)

The Educational Learning Resources Award, supported by The China Publishing & Media Journal

  • Publishing & Media Journal
  • Ideas Roadshow (Canada)
  • Quirky Kid (Australia)
  • Sviesa (Lithuania)

The Library of the Year Award (new)

  • Biblo Tøyen (Norway)
  • Dokk1 (Denmark)
  • National Library of Latvia (Latvia)
  • São Paulo Library (Brazil)

The Literary Translation Initiative Award

  • American Literary Translators Association (USA)
  • Geopoetika (Serbia)
  • Lontar Foundation (Indonesia)

The Literary Agent Award

  • Deborah Harris, The Deborah Harris Agency (USA)
  • Gloria Gutierrez, Balcells Agency (Spain)
  • Tuttle-Mori Agency (Japan)

The Literary Festival Award, supported by The International Literature Showcase

  • Conrad International Literary Festival (Poland)
  • Druskininkai Poetic Fall (Lithuania)
  • George Town Literary Festival (Malaysia)

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