Nominations for the 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards will open August 1, 2014. Applications for judging open July 1. Applications for library funding to host Minnesota Book Award author programs are considered each spring and summer while funds remain. Applications for Minnesota Book Awards internships available throughout the year.
Finalists for the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, presented by 3M Library Systems, were announced on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Winners were announced Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Gala Awards Ceremony.
Each April, authors, publishers and book-lovers celebrate the best of local literature at the Minnesota Book Awards Gala. The Gala returned this year to the capital city at Saint Paul’s historic Union Depot.
The year-round programming of the Minnesota Book Awards would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and partner organizations. Learn more about our sponsors as well as ways you or your organization can get involved with the Minnesota Book Awards.
Beyond the gala each spring, Minnesota Book Awards programs and events take place around the state throughout the year. From author readings and discussions to pub quizzes and food events, the Minnesota Book Awards has programming for everyone. Read more about our events here or check out the Calendar page for a list of all events.
Each year, the Minnesota Book Awards produces reading guides, bookmarks and posters featuring the winners. All Minnesotans can request these materials free of charge. Reading guides and posters are also available for free download. Read Local!