Announcing the 2021 CT Book Awards Finalists!

It seemed like the day would never come, but the FINALISTS for 2021 have been selected.  For a full list, please visit here.

September 13, 2021

As of this writing, the 2021 Connecticut Book Awards is scheduled to be a hybrid/in-person event, however we are keeping a weather-eye on the ever-evolving COVID situation. This may become an entirely virtual event.

2021 Connecticut Book Awards

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location – If hybrid/in-person: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford
Cost: Free!

We’ll keep you informed if this event goes virtual-only.

Please register for this event via Eventbrite.

Connecticut Grown Literature

Connecticut Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote the written and spoken word throughout the state, and to foster a love of reading for the people of Connecticut.

National Book Festival

Great Reads from Great Places

Each year Centers for the Book around the country select a book that represents their state for the National Book Festival hosted and organized by the Library of Congress.

This year’s festival theme is “Open a Book Open the World” and we are pleased to be a part of this national, indeed worldwide, event.

Festival programs near you may be found here.


Online Talk: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers and Won the Vote
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - September 22 @ 8:00 pm |
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: Virtual Author Event
September 23 @ 2:00 pm - September 23 @ 3:00 pm |
Bob Steele: Connecticut’s Beloved Broadcaster
September 23 @ 6:00 pm - September 23 @ 7:30 pm |
Book Voyagers
October 2 @ 10:30 am - October 2 @ 11:30 am |
The Lymans of Lyman Orchards: Historical Fiction as a Portal to the Past
October 5 @ 2:00 pm - October 5 @ 3:00 pm | 3045_Moore
One Book One Region: A Conversation with Charles Yu
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 5 @ 8:30 pm |
Friends of the Simsbury Public Library Fall Author Luncheon
October 14 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 pm | Hop Meadow Country Club
Speculative Fiction Book Discussion
October 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 18 @ 8:00 pm | Waterford Public Library
Book Voyagers
October 22 @ 6:30 pm - October 22 @ 7:30 pm |

Book Voyagers

Promoting the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature-rich home environments.

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