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 Book Club Sets that can be borrowed for six weeks. You can also contact staff for help in finding your club's next great read or for resources to help set up and run up a new book club.

Book Club Sets for Adults (Authors A-L)
Book Club Sets (Authors M-Z)

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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