National Book Awards 2019

Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.  Awards are given for young people's literature, translation, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.


Check out the full list of winners, finalists, and longlisted titles!

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Rachel's 12 Days of Books


Check out this list of some of our top kids' books for the holiday season as selected by Rachel, the director of our Children's Department and the bookish brain behind all of our young readers' Brilliant Book Monthly selections!  She's chosen a selection of books for all age ranges, from picture books right up to young adult novels, so no matter which young reader you're shopping for, we've got you covered.

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Small Business Saturday


Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country, including those right here in Downtown Traverse City.  Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown from a small initiative to a national celebration held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as the official holiday shopping season kicks off. 

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