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Michigan Notable Books

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Michigan Notable Books


Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date. Each selected title speaks to our state's rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State.

Michigan is rich in good writers and the Library of Michigan is proud to honor and celebrate this wonderful literary heritage each year with the Night for Notables and with the annual grant-funded authors' tour to libraries throughout the state.

Michigan Notable Books is an annual program with roots stretching back to Michigan Week 1991. In 2004, the name changed from Read Michigan to Michigan Notable Books. In 2002, The Michigan Department of History, Arts, and Libraries took over Read Michigan and Michigan Week. In October 2009, The Library of Michigan went to The Michigan Department of Education, bringing the Michigan Notable Books program with it.

The Michigan Notable Books program is sponsored in part by the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Center for the Book, and Michigan Humanities. Donate online to the Library of Michigan Foundation to help support Michigan Notable Books.

Night for Notables

Night for Notables Reception - April 20, 2024

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Michigan Notable Books Night for Notables Reception that took place on Saturday April 20, 2024 at the Library of Michigan and featured 2-time Michigan Notable Books author Stephen Mack Jones as the keynote speaker. See images from the event by selecting 2024 Night for Notables Photos.

2024 Night for Notables Photos

Past Read Michigan and Michigan Notable Books