New Mexico Book Association (NMBA) is the only statewide nonprofit serving all book professionals. We are passionate book people who have come together through our common interests to preserve, protect, and promote the book in all its forms. Our members include book creators, writers, editors, publishers, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, book designers, typesetters, printers, literacy advocates, agents, reviewers, and avid readers.
Founded in 1994, NMBA has been recognized as one of the country’s most active book associations. Our many services include professional development workshops, our Libro newsletter, monthly networking luncheons, New Mexico's Book World (a resource guide to the NM book community), a monthly online events calendar, opportunities to show and sell books at major book festivals and trade shows, and more. Please explore this site to see all that we do!
Enter This Year's Design Contest
It's time to begin submitting your entries for the upcoming Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence. Please click here to view (and print or download) the Award brochure where you will find details of the competition and an entry form.
Last Year's Book Design Winners
The New Mexico Book Association recently announced the winners of last year's Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence. These awards recognize creativity and quality in book design and distinction in production. The awards help raise the bar and set standards of book excellence throughout the Southwest.
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