Books and Authors

Top Resources

Novelist: find your next read now!



Book Awards

Click here for a PDF of major Literary Fiction Awards

Book Club Resources

The Library supports book clubs with a print resource list and Book Club Sets that can be borrowed for six weeks:

Book Club Sets for Adults (Authors A-K)
Book Club Sets (Authors L-W)

Resources for Writers

Resources available at NWPL (in order by topic): writing fiction, writing nonfiction, finding a publisher, self-publishing


Current and Past Book Reviews

Electronic Books

Book Recommendations

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