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WA Do I Read Next?

At the recent Washington Library Association Conference in Bellevue, we had the pleasure of talking about some brilliant recent titles by Washington state authors. Our panel consisted of Washington Center ...
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Meet our 2022 WSBA Judges!

Meet our 2022 Washington State Book Award (WSBA) Judges! We are thrilled to introduce our wonderful panel of 2022 Washington State Book award judges who are currently deep into reading ...
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Washington Center for the Book presents the Washington Author Project

Washington Center for the Book launches local author contest Washington Author Project creates opportunities for indie-published authors Washington Center for the Book, in partnership with Library Journal and BiblioBoard's Indie ...
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Our mission

The Washington Center for the Book promotes literacy and a love of books, reading, and libraries. We celebrate Washington’s robust literary heritage and shine a spotlight on the contribution of reading and libraries in strengthening communities and in fostering civic engagement.

How will we achieve our mission

If you are a writer, visit our “For Writers” tab.  Find information about classes, workshops and conferences for Washington writers.

Did you write a book this year which you feel is “the one” and want to gain recognition? The “Washington State Book Awards” tab provides you with information about how to submit a book for consideration as well as links to past book award finalists and winners.

Teachers and kids can learn about the Letters About Literature contest, a national competition hosted by the Library of Congress, that encourages young people to think about a book and author in a much deeper way than a book report.

Maybe you just plain LOVE books.  The “For Book Lovers” tab provides a link to a map of the libraries and independent bookstores in Washington where you can get your hands on all the wonderful books you read about.