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Postponed: The New York City Book Awards Ceremony 2019-2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:00 PM | For members and guests | Members' Room | reception at 6:00 PM, presentation at 6:30 PM | free of charge | advance registration required

The Book Awards ceremony will be re-announced with a new date for fall 2020.

The New York Society Library's New York City Book Awards, established in 1996, honor books of literary quality or historical importance that, in the opinion of the selection committee, evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City. This annual celebration honors the winning authors and their publishers.

See the full list of 2019-2020 winners here!

Photo by Karen Smul.

The 2019-2020 New York City Book Awards are generously underwritten by Ellen M. Iseman.