2021 Notable Books

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  1. 2021 Announcement
  2. Promotional Materials
  3. Grants & Purchasing

State Librarian Eric Norris is pleased to announce the 2021 Kansas Notable Books list. The titles, written by Kansans or highlighting a Kansas-related topic,  reflect the rich cultural heritage of Kansas.


Once again, the State Library will offer a grant opportunity to Kansas libraries for reimbursement of the purchase of books from the Notable Books list. Check the Grants & Purchasing tab for more information.


Please consider supporting Independent Kansas book stores:

http://www.claflinbooks.com/ (Manhattan) 

https://www.eighthdaybooks.com/ (Wichita)

https://www.flinthillsbooks.com/ (Council Grove)

http://www.ravenbookstore.com/ (Lawrence)

https://www.roundtablebookstore.com/ (Topeka)

https://www.watermarkbooks.com/kansas-notable-books  (Wichita)

A committee of librarians, academics, and historians nominated titles from a list of eligible books, and state librarian Eric Norris selected the final list. In 2006, the first Kansas Notable Books list was announced. Since then more than 200 books have been recognized for their contribution to Kansas literary heritage.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book. The Kansas Center for the Book is a program at the State Library of Kansas and the state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. The Kansas Center for the Book exists to highlight the state’s literary heritage and foster an interest in books, reading, and libraries.

For more information about Kansas Notable Books, explore this page, call 785-296-3296, or email infodesk@ks.gov.

Official Press Release