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Minnesota Book Awards


The Minnesota Book Awards is a year-long program hosted by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library that connects readers and writers throughout Minnesota with the stories of our neighbors!

The winners for the 2022 Minnesota Book Awards will be announced at the 34th annual (live and in person!) Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 26 . Readers, writers, and book-lovers from all over the state gather together for one incredible evening to honor stories of Minnesotans that connect us all. Visit this link to purchase tickets for the in-person event or  to register for free live stream access to this year's ceremony! 

As the offical bookseller partner of the Minnesota Book Awards, Red Balloon Bookshop is the perfect place to pick up Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners!

Browse finalists below by category. Use coupon code MNBA22 at check-out through May 1 to give a portion of the proceeds from your purchase to The Friends.