Book submissions and judge applications for the 2017/2018 season are now open.
Each April, authors, publishers and book-lovers celebrate the best of local literature at the Minnesota Book Awards Celebration. The 29th Annual Awards Ceremony was April 8, 2017. Stay tuned for details for our 30th anniversary season!
Beyond the presentation of Awards each spring, related 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.
Explore the finalist books and learn more about their authors in our “36 Books in 36 Days” blog as we count down to the annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony each year.
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.
Each year, The Friends produces Minnesota Book Awards 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!