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Book Show

Publishing Professionals Network, a nonprofit association founded in San Francisco in 1969 under the original name of Bookbuilders West, promotes and supports book publishing throughout the United States.

Since 1970, awards for outstanding book design, production, and manufacturing have been presented at the Publishing Professionals Network Book Show. The judges are experienced in design, production, and related areas. The PPN Book Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. Following an exhibit of all entries, winning entries are announced and awards presented at a gala event.

In an effort to encourage a new generation of quality book designers, PPN has added a new award category for students beginning with the 2016 show. Book design projects produced at a North American college-level graphic arts program are eligible. All book projects that receive awards are showcased in the annual catalog, which is distributed to attendees at the Book Show and Awards Event, and on the PPN website. They are also announced in press releases to the trade press. Please visit our Call for Entries page to learn more about entrance deadlines.