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2022 WSBA Finalists – Praise from our Judges!

Click on the images below for an enlarged view of the book cover and judge's review. Biography/Memoir Creative Nonfiction Fiction General Nonfiction Poetry Picture Books Books for Young Readers Young ...
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Indigenous Voices: An Evening of Poetry & Conversation

Join us on January 17 at the Evergreen s'gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome for an evening of poetry and conversation with four Indigenous Washington poets. Laura Da’ (Eastern ...
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#WaAuthors in The Library of Congress PALABRA Archive: A Celebration!

#WaAuthors in The Library of Congress PALABRA Archive: A Celebration! The Washington Center for the Book (WCB), an affiliate of The Library of Congress (LC) Center for the Book administered ...
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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.