The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads, a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion.
Each year the Washington Center for the Book hosts an author for a series of free programs. Everyone is invited to participate in Seattle Reads by reading the featured book, joining in a book discussion, and attending the programs.
A program guide with the schedule of events and resources designed to enhance a book group's discussion of the author's work is available at all Seattle Public Library locations, as well as many local bookstores. It is free to book discussion groups and readers throughout the Seattle area. The guide can also be viewed online on the Library's website at www.spl.org/seattlereads.
The Library lends hundreds of copies of the featured book to readers prior to the author's visit. Check with the Reader Services Department at the Central Library or your branch in March. Books are also available through the Library catalog.
Contributors to Seattle Reads program guide include Andrea Gough, Chris Higashi, Molly Humphrie, Linda Johns, Misha Stone, Annie Vasquez, and David Wright.
Seattle Reads is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, with additional support from media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, and The Elliott Bay Book Co.