Blackwell’s has been crowned Book Retailer of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards.

The business, which has its main store in Broad Street, was commended at the awards ceremony on Monday for responding to digital challenges faced by booksellers by contructing its digital development hub in London’s Shoreditch.

It was also praised at the ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton in London for boosting its share of physical book sales, despite challenging conditions, and forging links with festivals and universities.