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PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

PNBA 2018 Book Award Finalists!

Congrats to Washington authors Sherman Alexie, Laurie Frankel, Barbara Johns, Corinna Luyken, Chandler O’Leary, Jessica Spring and Jonathan White – all on the shortlist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Awards! Books considered for the awards were published between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and were written (or illustrated) by a Pacific NW author…

WA Do I Read Next?

WA Do I Read Next?

Do you love book recommendations with a pun on the side? If so, take a look at these 42 titles presented at the 2017 Washington Library Association “WA Do I Read Next?” session devoted to highlighting Washington authors. A panel of librarians selected books across genres and for a variety of ages and interests for a fast-paced session (42 books…

Featured Book: Pie & Whiskey

Featured Book: Pie & Whiskey

Spokane authors Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon have been giving writers a pie and a whiskey prompt to inspire a new piece. Over the past six years, the Pie & Whiskey events in Spokane and Missoula have featured Washington writers like Jess Walter, Paisley Rekdal, Ed Skoog and Elizabeth J. Colen. Now they have an anthology that, the New York…

New books from Washington authors: September 2017

New books from Washington authors: September 2017

We are thrilled to share some of the latest books published by authors in Washington state! First up, three novels for adults, beginning with one from the former director of the Washington Center for the Book! George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl: From one of our local librarians and NPR books commentator, Nancy Pearl delivers an emotionally riveting debut novel about an…

2017 Washington State Book Award Finalists

2017 Washington State Book Award Finalists

The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of The Seattle Public Library and Washington State Library, announces the finalists in eight categories for the 2017 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2016. This is the 51st year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards. Winners will be announced at the…