Ordway Concert Hall

April 26, 2022

No upcoming performances

Celebrate the state’s best books at the 34th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Education Minnesota. Readers, writers, and booklovers from all over Minnesota gather together for one incredible evening to honor stories of Minnesotans that connect us all.

7:00 p.m. – Preface

Meet the finalists and mingle with your fellow book lovers. Enjoy book sales and signing and a cash bar.

8:00 p.m. – 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.

9:30 p.m. – Epilogue

Congratulate the winners and finalists and buy the featured books. Learn more about the finalists and their books here:

About the Minnesota Book Awards

The Minnesota Book Awards is a year-long program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library that connects readers and writers throughout the state 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 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony each spring. Woven throughout the season are events that promote the authors and connect the world of Minnesota books – writers, artists, illustrators, publishers, editors, and more – to readers throughout the state. In recognition of this and its other statewide programs and services, the Library of Congress has recognized The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the state’s designated Center for the Book. For more information visit:

About The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

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.