The Minnesota Book Awards are sponsored by The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.  Each year four finalists in each of nine different categories are selected, with the winners announced in April of each calendar year.

To help support Minnesota authors, SELCO/SELS has built a collection of the finalists from 2004 to present day.  You can request any book in this collection via your local library’s catalog HERE.

If you have a local book club who would like to read a Minnesota author as part of their club activities, SELCO/SELS also offers Book Clubs in a Bag for the winners in each category from the most recent five years.  To learn more about this, please see the Book Club in a Bag page.