Washington Center for the Book
The Washington Center for the Book promotes literacy, celebrates our state’s robust literary heritage, and highlights the way libraries and reading help strengthen communities and foster civic engagement. A joint partnership between the Washington State Library and The Seattle Public Library, the Center is also the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the U.S. Library of Congress.
Washington State Book Awards
The Washington State Book Awards honor works of outstanding literary merit by Washington authors. An award is given based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality in eight categories.
We'll celebrate finalists and winners of the 2018 Washington State Book Awards at a free ceremony and reception on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Library.
The deadline for the 2019 Book Awards (for books published in 2018) is December 1, 2018.
Find complete submission details at Washington State Book Awards.
For information on Letters about Literature, Washington author news, and to find resources for readers, please visit Washington Center for the Book.
Passport to Washington Libraries
Will you be traveling around Washington this summer? Why not explore our state’s libraries? Stop along the way and discover just what our wonderful libraries have to offer! Take a photo at each library you visit and enter the Passport to Washington Libraries gift card drawing!