Tuesday, April 28

Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony

Ordway Events & Partnerships, Ordway Concert Hall

Celebrate the state’s best books at the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Education Minnesota. Readers, writers, and book-lovers from all over Minnesota gather together for one incredible evening to honor stories of Minnesotans that connect us all.

Reserve seats early; ticket prices will increase on April 1.


6:30pm | Preface Reception
Meet the finalists and mingle with 800 of your fellow book lovers. Enjoy book sales and signing, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

8:00pm | Awards Ceremony
Awards are presented to winners in nine categories and to recipients of the Book Artist, Hognander Minnesota History, and Kay Sexton Awards, with special guests.

9:30pm | Epilogue After-Party
Enjoy complimentary champagne and desserts as we toast the winners and finalists.

Learn more about the finalists and their books.


About the Minnesota Book Awards

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

The process begins in the fall with book submissions and continues through winter with two rounds of judging. Winners are announced at the annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony each spring. Woven throughout the season are various activities that promote the authors and connect the world of Minnesota books—writers, artists, illustrators, publishers, editors, and more—to readers throughout the state.


About The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Celebrating 75 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library acts as a catalyst for libraries to strengthen and inspire their communities. As the Library of Congress-designated Center for the Book in Minnesota, The Friends produces the Minnesota Book Awards program and promotes reading, books, and libraries across the state.