Each year The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association selects seven award-winning titles. These are nominated by industry professionals, and chosen by independent booksellers as best (mostly) regional offerings from the previous 12 months.
All of the books are written or illustrated by Southern California residents, with the exception of the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography. This legacy award is given to honor Glenn Goldman’s personal interest in this category. Our other legacy award is named for T. Jefferson Parker, in the Mystery and Thriller category, due to his constant support of booksellers and writers in Southern California.
This year we received nearly two hundred nominations for the seven categories. The finalists for each category are:
Art, Architecture, and Photography
Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Art and Architecture by Arnold Schwartzman (photography) and Stephen Gee
Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts by Ellen Surrey
Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker by Fred Sutterberg
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr
Little Flower Baking by Christin Moore
Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown by Marc Weingarten
Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter and William Deverell
Mystery and Thriller
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
The Promise by Robert Crais
Be a Friend by Salina Yoon
Tell me a Tattoo Story by Eliza Wheeler
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith
The Curse of the Boggin by D.J. MacHale
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Unbound by Neal Shusterman
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Awards will be presented during the SCIBA Fall Trade Show on October 22, 2016, at The Garland in North Hollywood.
The mission of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association is to foster community among its core members, provide opportunities for peer interaction and learning, maintain the notion of Southern California as a viable and important part of the national bookselling landscape, and to advocate on the behalf of its core members.