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The prestigious Hugo Awards honor the best in scifi and fantasy publishing. This year's awards were presented at the 80th annual WorldCon in Chicago. Check out the winners!

Hugo Award Winners 2022

The prestigious Hugo Awards honor the best in scifi and fantasy publishing. This year’s awards were presented at the 80th annual WorldCon in Chicago. Check out the winners!

2022 Washington State Book Awards - Adult Finalists

2022 Washington State Book Awards – Adult Finalists

Selected by the Washington Center for the Book and The Seattle Public Library, the WSBAs honor books published by Washington authors in 2021. A winner in each category will be announced on Sept. 13.

New Cookbooks, Fall 2022 booklist

New Cookbooks Fall 2022

Fall is a great time to get cozy in the kitchen. Check out these new and forthcoming cookbooks for plenty of culinary inspiration.

Academic Magic booklist

Academic Magic

Encounter magical libraries, secret societies, and dangerous hallways in these fantasy novels that have an academic setting.

Campus Novels Booklist

Campus Novels

These novels give you an insider’s perspective of the privilege, drama, and academic rigor in private schools and grad programs.

Dark Academia Booklist

Dark Academia

These moody, intense novels set at elite schools will make you want to pull an all-nighter.

Disability Pride Month booklist

Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July. Disability Pride has been observed since 1990, the year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This month provides an opportunity for disabled people to share their stories and come together as a community, and for others to learn more about the experience of living with a disability. Check out these fiction and nonfiction works to learn more.

Austen Retold Booklist

Austen Retold

Netflix’s new adaptation of Persuasion is just one in a host of retellings of Jane Austen’s classic stories. Try one of these novels to get a fresh look at an old favorite or an homage to the author’s body of work.

Murder by the Book booklist

Murder by the Book

All of these mysteries have a literary connection.

Romances for Booklovers booklist

Romances for Book Lovers

All the couples in these contemporary romances share a love for literature

Books are Magic booklist

Books are Magic

You’ll discover otherworldly libraries and books with magic powers in these book-themed fantasy and sci fi novels.

It's Grilling Season: Booklist

It’s Grilling Season!

Firing up the grill for a holiday get-together or a night with the family? These delicious books provide plenty of inspiration for mouth-watering menus.

Quintessential Summer Reads: Booklist

Quintessential Beach Reads

What makes a great beach read? According to Jennifer Weiner, the ideal beach read has a summery setting, a likeable lead, and a little bit of romance. We think these books fit the bill.

Summer Page Turners: Booklist

Summer Page Turners

From locked-room mysteries to crimes of fashion, these action-packed thrillers will keep you glued to the page all summer long.

Feel Good Fiction for Summer: Booklist

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer

Dip into one of these fast-paced, heartwarming novels for some light summer reading.

The Joy of Stargazing

The Joy of Stargazing

Summer affords plenty of opportunities to explore the wonders of the night sky. Whether you’re new to stargazing or have some experience, these resources will add to your enjoyment.

Summer Page Turners booklist

Summer Page Turners

From locked-room mysteries to crimes of fashion, these action-packed thrillers will keep you glued to the page all summer long.

Quintessential beach reads booklist

Quintessential Beach Reads

What makes a great beach read? According to Jennifer Weiner, the ideal beach read has a summery setting, a likeable lead, and a little bit of romance. We think these books fit the bill.

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer booklist

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer

Dip into one of these fast-paced, heartwarming novels for some light summer reading.

Racism and Antiracism booklist

Racism and Antiracism: Learn More Now

Reading is a place to start. To help build a deeper understanding of racism and its effects across the country and in our communities, we are increasing the number of anti-racism books in our collection.

Making Peace with Technology booklist

Making Peace with Technology

Love it or hate it, technology is a part of our lives that is here to stay. With these resources you can learn how technology influences your daily reality, and find strategies to better manage your relationship with your devices.

Book Recommendations from TikTok

Book Recommendations from TikTok

These books are popular among creators on TikTok. Search #booktok for more recommendations from avid readers!

For Fans of Everything Everywhere All At Once

For Fans of Everything Everywhere All At Once

The new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once is a multiverse story that’s full of pop culture references. Expand your film knowledge with these homage-worthy classics!

Everything: Books That Have a Lot Going On

Everything: Books That Have a Lot Going On

These books have a lot going on: intricate plots, Big Ideas, multiple timelines, and characters whose paths cross with each other in surprising ways.

Everywhere: Into the Multiverse

Everywhere: Into the Multiverse!

The fabric of space and time gets warped in these literary sci fi novels. Parallel universes, divergent timelines, and alternate realities all circle around the concept we call “the multiverse.”

All At Once: Love Across Space and Time

All At Once: Love Across Space and Time

These genre-bending novels blend romance tropes with elements of sci fi, fantasy, and historical fiction for love stories that transcend space and time.

Adrenaline-Charged Audiobooks

Adrenaline-Charged Audiobooks

Listen to one of these fast-paced thrillers during your next workout!

Booklist for Juneteenth holiday

Juneteenth: Resources for Adults

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19th. Learn more about slavery, emancipation, and Juneteenth with these Black History resources.

Booklist: Jewish and Kosher Cookbooks

Jewish and Kosher Cookbooks

Looking to spice up your next seder? These cookbooks explore the vast world of Jewish cooking, with both traditional and innovative recipes from around the world.

Booklist image: May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars Day is May 4! Mark the day with these books, games and music that celebrate events in a galaxy far, far away.

Booklist: Feel-Good Fantasy & SciFi

Feel-Good Fantasy & SciFi

If you like your fantasy and scifi novels a little more on the cozy side, these are the books for you. Curl up in one of these imaginative worlds and stay as long as you’d like.

Booklist: Build your financial literacy

Build Your Financial Literacy

Personal finance doesn’t have to be a mystery. These resources offer advice, guidance and support as you navigate decisions around money and investing.

Booklist: New Poetry Spring 2022

New Poetry Spring 2022

April is Poetry Month. These recent collections offer a myriad of opportunities to reflect and consider the power of words to inspire and move us.

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The prestigious Hugo Awards honor the best in scifi and fantasy publishing. This year's awards were presented at the 80th annual WorldCon in Chicago. Check out the winners!

Hugo Award Winners 2022

The prestigious Hugo Awards honor the best in scifi and fantasy publishing. This year’s awards were presented at the 80th annual WorldCon in Chicago. Check out the winners!

2022 Washington State Book Awards - Adult Finalists

2022 Washington State Book Awards – Adult Finalists

Selected by the Washington Center for the Book and The Seattle Public Library, the WSBAs honor books published by Washington authors in 2021. A winner in each category will be announced on Sept. 13.

New Cookbooks, Fall 2022 booklist

New Cookbooks Fall 2022

Fall is a great time to get cozy in the kitchen. Check out these new and forthcoming cookbooks for plenty of culinary inspiration.

Academic Magic booklist

Academic Magic

Encounter magical libraries, secret societies, and dangerous hallways in these fantasy novels that have an academic setting.

Campus Novels Booklist

Campus Novels

These novels give you an insider’s perspective of the privilege, drama, and academic rigor in private schools and grad programs.

Dark Academia Booklist

Dark Academia

These moody, intense novels set at elite schools will make you want to pull an all-nighter.

Disability Pride Month booklist

Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July. Disability Pride has been observed since 1990, the year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This month provides an opportunity for disabled people to share their stories and come together as a community, and for others to learn more about the experience of living with a disability. Check out these fiction and nonfiction works to learn more.

Austen Retold Booklist

Austen Retold

Netflix’s new adaptation of Persuasion is just one in a host of retellings of Jane Austen’s classic stories. Try one of these novels to get a fresh look at an old favorite or an homage to the author’s body of work.

Murder by the Book booklist

Murder by the Book

All of these mysteries have a literary connection.

Romances for Booklovers booklist

Romances for Book Lovers

All the couples in these contemporary romances share a love for literature

Books are Magic booklist

Books are Magic

You’ll discover otherworldly libraries and books with magic powers in these book-themed fantasy and sci fi novels.

It's Grilling Season: Booklist

It’s Grilling Season!

Firing up the grill for a holiday get-together or a night with the family? These delicious books provide plenty of inspiration for mouth-watering menus.

Quintessential Summer Reads: Booklist

Quintessential Beach Reads

What makes a great beach read? According to Jennifer Weiner, the ideal beach read has a summery setting, a likeable lead, and a little bit of romance. We think these books fit the bill.

Summer Page Turners: Booklist

Summer Page Turners

From locked-room mysteries to crimes of fashion, these action-packed thrillers will keep you glued to the page all summer long.

Feel Good Fiction for Summer: Booklist

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer

Dip into one of these fast-paced, heartwarming novels for some light summer reading.

The Joy of Stargazing

The Joy of Stargazing

Summer affords plenty of opportunities to explore the wonders of the night sky. Whether you’re new to stargazing or have some experience, these resources will add to your enjoyment.

Summer Page Turners booklist

Summer Page Turners

From locked-room mysteries to crimes of fashion, these action-packed thrillers will keep you glued to the page all summer long.

Quintessential beach reads booklist

Quintessential Beach Reads

What makes a great beach read? According to Jennifer Weiner, the ideal beach read has a summery setting, a likeable lead, and a little bit of romance. We think these books fit the bill.

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer booklist

Feel-Good Fiction for Summer

Dip into one of these fast-paced, heartwarming novels for some light summer reading.

Racism and Antiracism booklist

Racism and Antiracism: Learn More Now

Reading is a place to start. To help build a deeper understanding of racism and its effects across the country and in our communities, we are increasing the number of anti-racism books in our collection.

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Making Peace with Technology booklist

Making Peace with Technology

Love it or hate it, technology is a part of our lives that is here to stay. With these resources you can learn how technology influences your daily reality, and find strategies to better manage your relationship with your devices.

Book Recommendations from TikTok

Book Recommendations from TikTok

These books are popular among creators on TikTok. Search #booktok for more recommendations from avid readers!

For Fans of Everything Everywhere All At Once

For Fans of Everything Everywhere All At Once

The new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once is a multiverse story that’s full of pop culture references. Expand your film knowledge with these homage-worthy classics!

Everything: Books That Have a Lot Going On

Everything: Books That Have a Lot Going On

These books have a lot going on: intricate plots, Big Ideas, multiple timelines, and characters whose paths cross with each other in surprising ways.

Everywhere: Into the Multiverse

Everywhere: Into the Multiverse!

The fabric of space and time gets warped in these literary sci fi novels. Parallel universes, divergent timelines, and alternate realities all circle around the concept we call “the multiverse.”

All At Once: Love Across Space and Time

All At Once: Love Across Space and Time

These genre-bending novels blend romance tropes with elements of sci fi, fantasy, and historical fiction for love stories that transcend space and time.

Adrenaline-Charged Audiobooks

Adrenaline-Charged Audiobooks

Listen to one of these fast-paced thrillers during your next workout!

Booklist for Juneteenth holiday

Juneteenth: Resources for Adults

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19th. Learn more about slavery, emancipation, and Juneteenth with these Black History resources.

Booklist: Jewish and Kosher Cookbooks

Jewish and Kosher Cookbooks

Looking to spice up your next seder? These cookbooks explore the vast world of Jewish cooking, with both traditional and innovative recipes from around the world.

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Booklist image: May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth Be With You

Star Wars Day is May 4! Mark the day with these books, games and music that celebrate events in a galaxy far, far away.

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Booklist: Feel-Good Fantasy & SciFi

Feel-Good Fantasy & SciFi

If you like your fantasy and scifi novels a little more on the cozy side, these are the books for you. Curl up in one of these imaginative worlds and stay as long as you’d like.

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Booklist: Build your financial literacy

Build Your Financial Literacy

Personal finance doesn’t have to be a mystery. These resources offer advice, guidance and support as you navigate decisions around money and investing.

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Booklist: New Poetry Spring 2022

New Poetry Spring 2022

April is Poetry Month. These recent collections offer a myriad of opportunities to reflect and consider the power of words to inspire and move us.

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