Local Book Community

Books on Tap, Bainbridge Island

On the first Wednesday of each month, Kitsap Regional Library presents "Books on Tap," an evening of literary pub trivia and team word games. This event is held at 7:30 PM at the Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, Bainbridge Island, and is for ages 21+. Pick up a "Books on Tap” booklist at the Bainbridge Public Library. www.krl.org

Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island

A full service, locally owned, and proudly independent bookstore since 1970, Eagle Harbor Book Company offers a full schedule of author readings and events. Located at 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island. eagleharborbooks.com

Edmonds Prose / Poetry Interactive Community (EPIC)

EPIC brings writers, agents, publishers, and readers together on the second Thursday of each month. Events are held at the Edmonds Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and are free to the public. Visit EPIC on facebook.com/EPICseries

Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle

Seattle’s legendary independent bookstore is located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district. A full-service bookstore at 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle, it is home to over 150,000 titles. elliottbaybook.com

Hugo House, Seattle

Hugo House is a place where you can read words, hear words, and make your own words better. Hugo House is a place for writers, with a concentrated focus on helping anyone who wants to write. They offer readings, classes, book launches, workshops, teen programs, consultations with professional writers, and much more. 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. hugohouse.org

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo

Liberty Bay Books is North Kitsap’s independent bookstore. Hosting readings and offering a wide selection of books, the store is located at 18881 D Front St, Poulsbo, WA. libertybaybooks.com

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents acclaimed writers who foster diverse ideas, the imagination, and a love of reading and writing. Programs include literary arts and poetry series, special events, poetry, SAL U, and Writers in the Schools. lectures.org

Seattle Public Library Podcasts

Each year the Seattle Public Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the iTunes Music Store. spl.org/library-collection/podcasts

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Third Place Books, at two locations, is the "deliberate and intentional creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them.” Both stores provide author events. Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park is located inside Lake Forest Park Towne Centre at 17171 Bothell Way NE. Third Place Books in Ravenna is located on the northeast corner of 20th Ave NE and 65th Street.   thirdplacebooks.com

Village Books, Bellingham

Village Books is a community-based, independent bookstore located in the Historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, Washington, where it has been awarded the Tourism Business of the Year by the members of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Since 1980 we have been Whatcom County, Washington's "Community Bookshop for Browsing." To subscribe to their event-filled e-newsletter, contact or visit their website.

Writer’s Workshoppe and Imprint Books, Port Townsend

A resource place for writers AND an eclectic general bookstore, they carry over 5,000 books, carefully curated from their favorite books list, reviewers and the passions of their customers and themselves. They also offer daily writing workshops~over twelve a week. Some workshops meet on a weekly basis, others are weekend intensives. Located at 820 Water Street, Port Townsend. writersworkshoppe.com