Reading the West

The Reading the West Book Awards are sponsored and promoted by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. The awards honor the best fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated books for adults and children set in one of the states, or created by an author or artist living or working in the region. The awards, given to books published in the previous calendar year, celebrate the rich variety of writing in and about this region, and reflect the extraordinary diversity of the reading public.

  • Each year’s awards celebrate books published in the prior calendar year.
  • A long-list is created from all titles nominated by publishers and authors.
  • Reading the West Book Award reading committees, made up of regional booksellers, read the nominated titles to create shortlists of titles per award category.
  • Category winners are determined by bookseller and public voting.
  • Winners are announced at a live event in the spring.

 

31ST ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781534437678
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

All Things Left Wild Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982601058
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blackstone - June 16th, 2020

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Our Wild Tails: The Adventures of Henry and Baloo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423654056
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gibbs Smith - September 29th, 2020

The Reign of Wolf 21: The Saga of Yellowstone's Legendary Druid Pack Cover Image
By Rick McIntyre, Marc Bekoff (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771645249
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greystone Books - September 29th, 2020

The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781631066931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rock Point - September 15th, 2020

Simon at the Art Museum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

The Elephant's Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121221
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Tigers, Not Daughters Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616208967
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142292
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tin House Books - January 5th, 2021