Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop Wins 2009 Pannell Award

Mrs. Nelson’s has won the 2009 Pannell Award for Children’s Specialty Bookstore!

Each year the Women’s National Book Association awards the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award which honors excellence in children’s bookselling. There are two awards – one for general bookstores and one for a children’s specialty bookstore. The jury chooses winners based on creativity, responsiveness to community needs, passion, and understanding of children's books and young readers.

Established in 1981, the Pannell Awards were created to publicly recognize the work of booksellers who are committed to promoting children’s books and encouraging young readers. The award is named for Lucile Micheels Pannell, a founding member of the Women’s National Book Association and a life-long advocate for children’s books and reading.

For more information about WNBA and the award, click here.

The award was presented to store manager, Andrea Vuleta, on Friday, May 29th at the Children's Book and Author Breakfast at the Book Expo Convention in New York City. The award includes a check for $1,000 and a framed, original work of art donated by illustrator Barry Moser.

We are honored to receive this fantastic recognition. 


You may view Mrs. Nelson's award-winning Power Point presentation by clicking on the attachment below.

Watch the video to see General Manager, Andrea, accept the award: