Brought to you by two regional independent bookseller associations
Our awards are a reflection of handselling at its best, as all the books are selected directly by independent booksellers, and celebrate literature in the Great Lakes and Midwest, with content either about the region, or an author from our region. Celebrating our book awards as one industry force amplifies the impact of the award for booksellers, publishers, authors, and consumers, as 12 states and 300 bookstores throughout the Greater Midwest will celebrate the same set of exemplary titles.
2021 Submissions: Open March 1 - 31
Publishers: Click the button below to learn more about the submission criteria and process.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Heartland Booksellers Award!
MIBA's previous winners