Great Lakes Independent 
Booksellers Association


Great Lakes, Great Reads is a fantastic program to recognize the best books written about or set in the region or by authors who have ties to the region .

Awards will be given annually for one Adult fiction title, one Adult nonfiction title,  and one Children's title each year.  

Eligible titles must be:

  •  frontlist titles
  •  published between June 1st, 2014 and May 31st 2015
  • either by an author with ties to  the GLIBA region or about the region
  • (GLIBA includes stores in IL, IN, KY, MI, and OH.)

Self-published books may be submitted if they are carried by a major distributor (Partners, Ingram or Baker & Taylor).

Nominations may be submitted throughout the year, but must be submitted by April 15, 2015.  

A committee will review these nominations and produce a shortlist of titles. The shortlist will be announced May 8th, and GLIBA store members vote to determine the final titles. The winners will be announced June 9th.  The GLGR awards will be presented at the Heartland Fall Forum in the fall of each year.

 In 2015 The HFF will be at the Westin Lombard, IL (Chicago suburb) on October 9-11.

2014-15 Nomination Form


Deb Leonard

Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association

2113 Roosevelt

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734-340-6397 |  Fax 734-879-1129


Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association
2113 Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
 (734) 340-6397

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