2000 LUCILE MICHEELS PANNELL AWARD
McLean & Eakin, Booksellers receives highest honor in 2000
The Pannell Award was
created in 1983 to honor Lucile
Micheels Pannell, an esteemed bookseller who managed the Hobby
Horse Bookshop in Chicago’s Carson Pirie Scott department store from 1943 to
1953. The Award recognizes two North American retail booksellers who excel at
creatively bringing books and children together and inspiring children's
interest in books and reading.
The Award is presented each year at the national BookExpo America conference. Two
winners are selected; one from the general bookstore category and one from
children’s bookstores. We are delighted to say that we won for the
general bookstore category! Each winner receives a monetary award and
a framed piece of original art created by a children's book illustrator. McLean & Eakin is
proud to have received, and currently displays, an exquisite pencil drawing
from David Weitzman’s Thrashin’ Time.
For independent bookstores with a children's section, it doesn’t get any better
than this. Yahoo!
2004 HASLAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BOOKSELLING
McLean & Eakin is the recipient of
the Charles Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling, one of two national
awards presented to independent booksellers in the United States.
Here's what the Haslam website says:
The award is given
annually to a bookseller who exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in
the profession. The prize is given in memory of Charles S. Haslam (1912-1983),
a great bookman whose name will be associated for generations to come with all
that is finest in bookselling. The award will be presented according to
performance in ALL of the following areas:
• Demonstrated excellence in buying and
• Demonstrated excellence in store
• Demonstrated excellence in
advertising and promotion
• Demonstrated excellence in community
M&E owner, Julie
Norcross, accepted the award at the ABA conference in Chicago.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
was nominated for the Bookseller of the
Year award sponsored by Publishers Weekly for
the second time in three years. The award is given annually to an
independent bookseller, after a presentation packet is developed and sent
to a panel of judges for review. The award is presented at the ABA
National Conference. We've yet to win the award, but we consider it a
great honor just to be nominated.