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Books by Higuera and LaPointe will represent Washington at the National Book Festival!

The Washington Center for Book has selected one youth book and one adult book by Washington authors to represent the state at the 2022 National Book Festival: “The Last Cuentista” ...
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2022 Summer Book Bingo – for adults!

Are your adult patrons feeling nostalgic for the days when they participated in summer reading programs? Here’s a way to give them a version made just for grown ups: Adult ...
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Bring the National Book Festival to Your Library!

Let's make the National Book Festival truly national! The Library of Congress invites you to designate a special space in your library to show the live-streaming sessions from the National ...
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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.

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.