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Clevedon bookshop owner wins two national awards and raises awareness of dyslexia

Alistair the founder of BOTH press has claimed double success in an awards scheme which turns the spotlight on the positive side of dyslexia.

The judges praised the welcoming environment Alistair Sims has created at the Book on the Hill shop in Clevedon, and his passion for making reading accessible for dyslexic people.

Alistair picked up both the adult innovation award and community shining star prize in the 2023 Dyslexia Awards, which were presented at a glittering ceremony in Shropshire.

Awards founder Eli Wilkinson said: “Each category is judged by a separate panel, so it is really impressive that Alistair stood out in both categories. He is actually only the second person ever to be shortlisted for three awards.