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10th Anniversary Book
Commemorating the New Mexico-Arizona
Book Awards
2016 is the 10th anniversary for the Book Awards
2016-NM-AZBookAwards WINNER
Donate $10 or more to the project
and receive a copy of the book mailed to you in late November.

10th Anniversary Book NM & AZ Book Awards

The New Mexico & Arizona Book Awards will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2016. The Awards Program is organized by the New Mexico Book Co-op, which is the largest not-for-profit organization in the Southwest supporting authors, publishers, bookstores, and libraries. With over 1,500 members, the Co-op provides workshops, lunch speakers, exhibit and sales services for authors and publishers in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.

The Book Awards now has over 50 categories for histories, children’s books, novels, covers, and many more genres. The award program each year also honors individuals and organizations that impact the book community in New Mexico. Past recipients include: Rudolfo Anaya, David Morrell, Nasario Garcia, Don Bullis, Pat Hodapp, Anne Hillerman, and many others. The Award winners are announced each year at an awards banquet – in 2016 the banquet will be held on November 18, 2016. Finalists are announced the end of September.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, the NM Book Co-op will publish a book listing all the winners and special awards over the past 10 years. It will explain the Book Awards program and present information on New Mexico’s long history with books. The Book Co-op expects to distribute over 1,000 copies to attendees at the Book Awards Banquet, to each library and bookstore in New Mexico, and as an insert in registration packs at the 2017 NMLA Conference. A copy will also be given to every Book Co-op member who donates $10 for the project. Printing and mailing is expected to cost about $3,000. Book design is being donated for a print as well as an ebook version. This book project will preserve this information on the literary history of New Mexico and Arizona over the last ten years and make it available to all who are interested in books in the region.

Our own little KICKSTARTER program to support the publishing and distribution of the book.
For every person who donates $10 (for the 10th Anniversary!) you will get a book mailed to you in thanks for supporting the literary history of New Mexico and Arizona. Books will be mailed out in late November 2016. They do make a great gift too!

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Book To be mailed to - if different from donor____________________________________________

Donors who give more than $25 will be listed in the book as Special Supporters of the Book Project

Amount donated ($10 minimum please) __________________________
Mail to: NM Book Co-op, 925 Salamanca NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107 or PayPal (PAY BUTTON above)

2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
2016 is the 10th anniversary for the Book Awards
Finalists will be announced on September 23, 2016. Winners will announced at the Awards Banquet on November 18, 2016.

The entry forms and category information for the
2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Program is available here —


2015 NM-AZ Book Awards

The 2015 Book Awards Winners were announced at the Awards Banquet on November 20, 2015.

The only comprehensive book event calendar in the Southwest. Get more info on this by CLICKING HERE!

Promoting the Literary Diversity of New Mexico
Book Publishers & Authors & New Mexico Books

Welcome to New Mexico and Arizona's largest non-profit cooperative organization featuring New Mexico and Arizona books, publishers, and authors. We are a partnership of over 1,500 publishers and authors who are interested in showcasing and selling books about New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest. We showcase and sell books, and help people meet these goals. We invite any individuals actively engaged in publishing and authoring books to join any of our activities; there are no membership dues!

The meetings of the New Mexico Book Co-op are held at 12 noon at the Golden Corral on San Mateo in Albuquerque (next to Cliff's). People start gathering for lunch between 11 and 11:30am. Check the meeting schedule HERE.

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