Independent Publishers of New England Award

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire won the Best Informational Nonfiction Award from IPNE. This work is clear, comprehensive, and easy to use; the writing is clean and crisp. A deeply researched, beautifully wrought volume that opens a window on the past. A fine reference that makes also for a good read. The judges note, too, that the book aims to be a definitive resource for the histories of these particular bridges, sometimes setting previous misconceptions straight.  January 2024.

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Award

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire and its author, Kim Varney Chandler, for documentation, education, and advocacy. This comprehensive, well-researched book is an engaging advocacy and education piece for this rare and beloved property type. The award also recognizes her many public presentations and online updates that supplement the book. May 2023.

New Hampshire Press Association Award

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire Podcast was recognized with a second-place award at the annual New Hampshire Press Association banquet. June 2023.

Bridgehunter’s Chronicles Award

Covered Bridges of New Hampshire and the companion podcast were recognized with the Best Bridge Media Genre Award from The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, Glauchan, Germany. May 2023.

Foreword INDIES Honorable Mention

Thousands of books are entered each year, and over 100 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging process, narrowing down a group of finalists in 55 categories to Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners that truly represent the best in independent publishing.

“Our goal for the INDIES Book of the Year awards Finalists gives us a chance to recognize great projects from small presses, and mirrors our mission of discovering outstanding books as showcased in Foreword Reviews. This year’s Finalists represent the top offerings in each genre, from debut author publishers to established university and independent presses,” says Publisher Victoria Sutherland. “It’s really a wonderful tribute to the independent voices that don’t often get the recognition they deserve.”

CBNH won Honorable Mention in June 2023.

Center for the book NH Library

Book of the Week

Established in 2003, it is the mission of the Center to celebrate and promote reading, books, literacy, and the literary heritage of New Hampshire and to highlight the role that reading and libraries play in enriching the lives of the people of the Granite State. October 10, 2022.

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