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Read Local: 2017 Washington Book Award winners

Here’s to the finalists and winners of the 2017 Washington State Book Awards, celebrating books and their creators that speak to the creative talent and literary legacy of our state. More than 200 books were considered for this year’s awards. … Continue reading

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Library Reads top 10 picks for October 2017

Each month librarians across the U.S. nominate and vote for their favorite new books. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to look forward to and what to put on hold. That’s definitely what I do; but I … Continue reading

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The summer of 10,000 books: #BookBingoNW2017!

Wow, Seattle readers! Those of you who submitted your Book Bingo cards this year read a whopping 10,870 books during our adult summer reading program! We had 668 official entries, and 323 of those were total blackouts.

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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 a former SPL librarian: George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl: From “America’s librarian” and NPR … Continue reading

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Washington State Book Awards finalists for 2017!

Take a look at this lineup of stellar authors from Washington state! These 32 books, published in 2016, are finalists in the 2017 Washington State Book Awards. Find the full list later in this blog post, or if you’re itching … Continue reading

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Library Reads: 10 top picks for September 2017

Extra celebrating this month with the Library Reads Top Ten list — because two local authors are shining bright on this selection of books that librarians across the U.S. are loving! Our beloved Nancy Pearl, former librarian at The Seattle … Continue reading

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#BookBingoNW2017: Read a book by a SAL speaker

Perhaps that fourth row middle square – to read a book by “A SAL speaker (past or upcoming)” — gave you pause this year. It’s a delightful challenge because you have dozens and DOZENS of incredible authors to choose from. SAL … Continue reading

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