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CALIBA Golden Poppy Awards 2022

GOLDEN POPPY AWARDS 2022 text against celebratory streamers background

 

The members of the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA) annually present The Golden Poppy Book Awards to recognize the most distinguished books written by writers and artists who make California their home.

Committees for each category are made up of booksellers throughout the state tasked with developing a final ballot, then voted upon by CALIBA's 238 membership bookstores and their bookseller staffs.

CALIBA's  goal is to elevate California voices and recognize the unique and diverse talents within our state, as voted upon by the booksellers who know them best.


The Golden Poppy Awards are given for books published in the following categories:
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mystery,
Glenn Goldman Award: Cookbooks, Glenn Goldman Award: California Lifestyle, Martin Cruz Smith: Emerging Diverse Voices, 
Poetry, Romance, Octavia E. Butler Award (Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror),
Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children’s Picture Book,
and Mirrors & Windows: Excellence in Children's Literature.

Golden Poppy Awards 2022 in a circle around painted California Golden Poppies by Obi Kaufmann

The Golden Poppy 2022 Award winners will be announced in a star-studded virtual awards ceremony -- think book-ish Oscars --
co-hosted by authors Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Steven Rowley.

Register here to take part in the celebration!

Highlighted titles are below.
Check out the full list of 2022 nominees!
 

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm
Address: 
on-line
CA 90278
Books: 
Properties of Thirst Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781416571261
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2022

Fiction nominee


Like a House on Fire Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593331828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 26th, 2022

Fiction nominee


Mouth to Mouth: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982181819
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 17th, 2023

Fiction nominee


Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593316443
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pantheon - September 27th, 2022

Fiction nominee


Shadows of Pecan Hollow: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063065352
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 7th, 2023

Fiction nominee


A Scot Is Not Enough: A Scottish Treasures Novel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062999009
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 26th, 2022

Romance nominee


Book Boyfriend Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781335517173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carina Adores - April 26th, 2022

Romance nominee


The Brightest Star in Paris: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250297877
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 12th, 2021

Romance nominee


Circling Back to You: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063069848
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - July 12th, 2022

Romance nominee


Thank You for Listening: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063243156
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - August 2nd, 2022