The Southern Book Prize

The Southern Book Prize

Announcing the 2022 Southern Book Prize Finalists
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What do you think is the best southern book of the year?

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Southern Book Prize. The Prize, representing southern bookseller favorites from 2021, is awarded to “the best Southern book of the year” as nominated by Southern indie booksellers and voted on by their customers.

Voting for the 2022 Southern Book Prize winners takes place between November 5, 2021 and February 1, 2022. Winners are announced February 14, Valentine’s Day.

VOTE here, and you can be entered into a drawing for a collection of the SBP 2022 Finalist books.


The Southern Book Prize, formerly known as the SIBA Book Award, has been awarded annually since 1999.  SIBA launched the public ballot in 2019 to encourage stores to engage their customers in the important question of what books deserve to be called “the best Southern book of the year.”

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