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February 13, 2016


Adults : Washington State Book Awards

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Adults Calendar of Events - Author readings, classes, programs & special events for adults.

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Map of Library Locations


Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.


Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Washington State Book Awards

The Washington Center for the Book administers the annual Washington State Book Awards (formerly the Governor's Writers Awards), given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.

2015 Washington State Book Awards

Listing of Washington State Book Award winners


Nancy Guppy

Nancy Guppy, emcee

Bruce Holbert

Bruce Holbert

Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann

Dana Simpson

Dana Simpson

Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

Leslye Walton

Leslye Walton


How to enter

Entry forms and submission guidelines are available for download below or by sending an email to the Washington Center for the Book at

Entry form pdf

The deadline for nominations is April 1.

Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library