SIBA Book Award

SIBA Finalists 

Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite "handsell" books of the year. These are the "southern" books they have most enjoyed selling to customers; the ones that they couldn't stop talking about. The SIBA Book Award was created to recognize great books of southern origin.

What books can be nominated?

Books are nominated in several categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cooking and children's. For a book to be eligible, it must be set in the South, or the author must be Southern (preferably both) and it must have been published within the previous calendar year.

Who can nominate a book?

Books can be nominated by SIBA-member booksellers. But stores can submit nominations on behalf of the their customers, so if you are not a bookseller, you can request your local bookstore nominate a title on your behalf.

 

(Columbia, SC) April 17, 2013 --  Southern Indie Booksellers have spoken! Members of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have selected this year’s finalists for the 2013 SIBA Book Awards. There are twenty-five books on the list, representing booksellers' favorite hand sells of the year in fiction, nonfiction, children's, young adult, poetry and cooking.

July 4, 2013 -- And the winners are... marked with an asterix* 

2013 SIBA Book Award Finalists:

Fiction
*A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (William Morrow & Company)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Ecco Press)
The Cove by Ron Rash (Ecco Press)
Sea Change by Karen White (New American LIbrary)
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martins Press)
Stray Decorum by George Singleton (Dzanc Books)

Poetry
*Descent by Kathryn Stripling Byer FROM JACKSON COUNTY (Louisiana State University Press)
Permanent Camp by George Ellison FROM SWAIN COUNTY (History Press) 
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Nonfiction
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence N. Powell (Harvard University Press)
Down Bohicket Road: An Artist S Journey. Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte. with Excerpts from Alfreda S World by Mary Whyte (University of South Carolina Press)
Losing My Sister by Judy Goldman (John F. Blair Publisher)
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop by Ron Rice (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
*Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze (Scribner Book Company)

Cooking
*The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day & Griffith Day (Artisan)
Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate by Fred Thompson (University of North Carolina Press)
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith Publishers)
Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories by Rebecca Lang (Oxmoor House)

Children's
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred Knopf Books for Young Readers)
*The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (HarperCollins)

Young Adult
34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues (Simon Pulse)
A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Razorbill)
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
*Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Finalists will be judged by a juried panel of SIBA booksellers, and winners will be announced on July 4, "Independents Day." More information about the SIBA Book Awards can be found at sibaweb.com/siba-book-award. 

By George Ellison, Elizabeth Ellison (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781609496852
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Published: History Press (SC) - May 22nd, 2012

$17.95
ISBN: 9780807147504
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - February 2013

$23.00
ISBN: 9780547571607
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 18th, 2012

$24.95
ISBN: 9781579654580
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Published: Artisan Publishers - March 6th, 2012

$35.00
ISBN: 9780807835708
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 2012

$45.00
ISBN: 9781423602750
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Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - November 2012

By Rebecca Lang, Jennifer Davick (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9780848736538
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Published: Oxmoor House - October 2nd, 2012

$14.99
ISBN: 9780062088239
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 22nd, 2013

$14.99
ISBN: 9780060885618
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Published: Ecco Press - November 27th, 2012

$14.99
ISBN: 9780061804205
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Published: Ecco Press - November 6th, 2012

$15.00
ISBN: 9780451236760
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Published: New American Library - June 5th, 2012

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ISBN: 9781250007070
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 17th, 2012

$15.95
ISBN: 9781938103544
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Published: Dzanc Books - October 9th, 2012

$8.99
ISBN: 9780375868276
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Published: Ember - March 12th, 2013

By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062110589
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 2012

$9.99
ISBN: 9781442439078
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Published: Simon Pulse - June 11th, 2013

By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442457027
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

$9.99
ISBN: 9781595145376
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Published: Razorbill - November 21st, 2012

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ISBN: 9780316207782
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

$16.99
ISBN: 9780803736702
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Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2012

$29.95
ISBN: 9780674059870
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Published: Harvard University Press - March 1st, 2012

By Mary Whyte, Angela D. Mack (Foreword by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781611171006
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Published: University of South Carolina Press - November 29th, 2012

$21.95
ISBN: 9780895875839
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Published: John F. Blair Publisher - October 2012

By Ronald Rice (Editor)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781579129101
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - November 13th, 2012

$27.00
ISBN: 9781451679007
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 5th, 2012

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