Edelweiss Book Lists
The purpose of the Edelweiss Book Lists Project is to gather titles around designated themes and awareness months to share with booksellers and librarians. These title lists are timed around buying seasons with the intention of helping stores and librarians make relevant books available to their communities.
Publishers can submit up to two titles per imprint for free to each list. Once reviewed to fit the theme, the title list will be highlighted on our site and in upcoming Bookseller and Librarian newsletters. View all the finalized lists here.
View all Edelweiss Book Lists from your homepage by adding the "Edelweiss History/Awareness Months" widget available under the Catalogs category:
Calls for Submissions
Calls for submissions will be sent out in the Edelweiss Publisher Newsletter two months prior to the list’s month (subscribe here). Each imprint is limited to two title submissions per list.
Eco Lit: Books about Sustainability and the Environment (April 2024)
We are seeking environment-oriented or nature-centered titles of all genres. We are interested in books that tackle the relationship of humanity to the environment, explore climate justice, and envision new futures. All publication dates are acceptable.
Motherhood (May 2024)
For this list, we are looking for titles that explore motherhood of all kinds and in all its intricacy and nuance. Diverse perspectives on parenting highly encouraged. All genres and publication dates are acceptable.
Pride—Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Voices
To celebrate Pride 2024, we are seeking titles that center the trans and gender non-conforming experience. We are looking for books of all genres and publication dates by TGNC folks that celebrate the richness of the community.
Disability Pride—For Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers (July 2024)
We are seeking titles for Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences that portray visible and invisible disabilities or neurodivergence with care, richness, and respect for the beauty of difference. All publication dates are acceptable.
Good Taste—Cookbooks and Food Writing (August 2024)
We are seeking passionately-written books on food, drink, and eating that go beyond ingredients and instructions to tell readers stories. We are especially interested in titles from diverse voices and books written with a mind towards community, under-recognized foodways, or food justice. All publication dates are acceptable.
Spanish-Language Showcase (September 2024)
With this list, we hope to gather together a strong collection of high-quality Spanish-language titles. Both books originally written in Spanish and translations into Spanish are eligible, but we are especially interested in Spanish-language originals from Latin American authors. All genres and publication dates are acceptable.
Happily Ever After(s)—Diverse Romance Titles (October 2024)
We are looking for fresh, swoony reads that celebrate love from a diversity of perspectives and experiences. This list will center happily-ever-afters from voices historically under-represented in the Romance genre. All publication dates are acceptable.
Centering the Sidelines—Nonbook Items (November 2024)
With this list, we want to give sidelines the chance to take center stage! Submit unique, nonbook items (journals, bookmarks, stationary, stickers, puzzles, and so much more!) fitting for a bookstore to showcase during the holidays—and beyond.
Edelweiss reserves the right to reject any title from these lists in its sole discretion for any reason. The team will evaluate all submissions for their appropriateness to the list theme and will not include titles that do not fit the brief as outlined.
More Promotional Options
While we share these lists with our bookseller and librarian users, we also encourage publishers to take advantage of our promotional options that draw attention to your titles on the site and on the list:
Title Banner Inserts (banner ads that display above title listings everywhere they appear in Edelweiss)
Monthly Newsletter Advertising (banner advertising in the librarian and bookseller newsletters)
Featured Titles (titles featured in our weekly newsletter and at the top of the Review Copy tab)