For his many contributions to Southern California independent bookstores and our community of readers, SCIBA is privileged to honor T. Jefferson Parker by naming its annual mystery award the T. Jefferson Parker SCIBA Mystery Award.
For those who don't know, T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all of his life in Southern California. Those who don't call him Mr. Parker, call him Jeff. The "T" is silent because, in fact, it's simply a letter of the alphabet. Jeff's mom claimed the T would look better on the door of the President. Good thing for us he prefers writing novels to dabbling in politics. Please visit Jeff at his website.
Glenn Goldman was the owner of the internationally-known West Hollywood independent bookstore called Book Soup. While Southern California was his home, there are dozens and dozens of booksellers across the country that consider him their friend. They looked forward to spending time with him, sharing thoughts, concerns, ideas and, of course, opinions about this wonderful business of books.
For his numerous contributions to independent bookselling as a former SCIBA President and board member, a former director of the American Booksellers Association and an enduring presence at SCIBA, ABA & NCIBA events, gatherings and trade shows, even when he was not serving in an official capacity, SCIBA is privileged to honor Glenn by creating a new SCIBA Award category called the Glenn Goldman SCIBA Art & Architecture Award.