Current and historical winners of the Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards, with links to further information at BookBrowse.

Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards Award Winners

Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards

First awarded in 2011: “The award grew out of my distaste for most literary prizes,” explained Melville House’s Dennis Johnson. “The point is usually to laud some individual or book that doesn’t really need the stroking. We wanted to come up with something that would better support the ecosystem we live in. The IBCA is good for the author, good for the bookseller, and good for the publisher, and so it’s good for art and industry.”

Current and Previous Award Winners:
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

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