Library Book Collection

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award is given annually to the best non-fiction humanities work written by a New Jersey author or on a New Jersey subject. All New Jersey public libraries are invited to apply to receive a collection of the books that were nominated for the 2014 Book Award.


  • Applicant must be a New Jersey public library.
  • Libraries that have received the award in the last three years are ineligible to apply.
  • Application must be submitted by July 1, 2014.

We are currently accepting applications! Click here to download.

2013 Winning Libraries:

In 2013 each winning library received Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression, by Holly Metz, the 2013 Humanities Book of the Year, and 2013 Honor books Thomas Hart Benton: A Life, by Justin Wolff; and Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age, by Hendrik Hartog.

Questions? Please contact James Kirkland at 1.888.FYI.NJCH (394.6524) or [email protected].

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