It's official: Angie has the best job in Ipswich
A LOVE of books helps, but a love of people is what really makes Angie Niebel's job the best in Ipswich.
Ms Niebel, the Angus and Robertson Riverlink book store manager, has won the QT's Best Job in Town competition.
"Why is my job the best job is Ipswich? Easy, books!" she said.
"I get to do what I love and I love what I do. It's a cliché but it's so true."
While being around books and discussing the latest releases is a highlight, it's interactions with customers that Ms Niebel really treasures.
"Stepping back, it's just a passion for customer service. I love people," she said.
"I've worked in other jobs and I've always just loved talking to customers and helping them out.
"It's about finding something you enjoy doing and doing it with enthusiasm. If you don't do that then get out because life it too short."
With the $1000 she's won through the competition Ms Niebel is planning a trip back to her hometown of Adelaide - the first time she'll be going home in a decade.
"I can't wait to see my family. It's taken me 10 years to get there but I'm finally getting home now."
And if you're on the look out for a new read, Angie is full of suggestions.
"At the moment I can't get enough of Joe Hill. He's Stephen King's son and he writes horror and it's just fantastic.
"But if you'd asked me last week I probably would have said Brian Freeman's Walking Wounded.
"I learn things from talking to customers and find new things to read and get into all the time."