Submissions Open for PNBA Book Awards

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s Book Awards Committee is now taking submissions from publishers for the 2023 Book Award. The Committee is comprised of booksellers from independent bookstores throughout the Pacific Northwest.

To be eligible for consideration, the author(s) must currently reside full-time in the Pacific Northwest—Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska or British Columbia. Books must be published between Oct 1, 2021 and Sep 30, 2022.

Anyone who would like to nominate a book for a 2023 Book Award should send an email to

Be sure to include the AUTHOR, PLACE OF RESIDENCE, TITLE, PUBLISHER’S NAME, ADDRESS and LEAD CONTACT. An automated reply will include complete instructions and mailing addresses for the Book Award committee members.

Deadline for receipt of nominated books by the committee is September 30, 2022.

The Committee will select a short-list in November that PNBA’s member stores will promote during the Christmas season. The winners will be announced in January 2023.

The Committee receives over 400 submissions a year so the sooner they receive your book, the more chance it has of getting a full reading!