Just because a book won a prize doesn't make it worth reading. Still, it's a reasonable guide—something makes it unique, or a cut above, or important, or just plain fun.
You won't find everything on each of these lists in our catalogue. Some of them we've specifically decided not to carry (usually due to content, availability, or pertinence), but many we just haven't got around to bringing in.
As for the adult-level literary prizes, you'll see our selection is weighted toward works originally published in English. This is due to no prejudice on our part, but to the simple fact that we can't carry every important book ever written. No bookstore can, not even a certain establishment just north of us with pretensions to that claim.
At any rate, these are mostly books to just browse through until something takes your fancy. A lot of the specifically awarded titles are by generally-loved authors, and we often have multiple books by such writers.
If there's anything we don't have that you really think we should, let us know. We're open to expansion, and if we haven't got there already, we're more than willing to have someone else point the way.