Jarrold department store celebrates printing and publishing history with book awards
June 9, 2011 by Michael
John James Jarrold opened his book printing and publishing business in London Street in Norwich back in 1823. The company no longer prints books but continues to be one of the largest independent bookselling agents in the UK and the firm attributes a large part of the success to having once being a printing company.
The Norwich-based Jarrold department store is set to support the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards for another year as their community affairs advisor, Caroline Jarrold, joins the judging panel for these awards once more. Caroline Jarrold recently told the Eastern Daily Press newspaper:
“As such a long-established local business, Jarrold is always keen to promote the best creative activities in East Anglia and the awards are a great opportunity to raise awareness of the wealth of literary talent in the area.”
Despite no longer being an active print company, Norwich residents still hold the literary and printing legacy of Jarrold in high regard and the EDP-Jarrold East Anglia Book Awards are testament to this.
The awards now open for submissions in seven categories that span fiction, guidebooks, poetry and biographies amongst several more. The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2011. More information about the awards and previous winners can be found on the EDP website.