Whatcom READS announces 2021 book selection

Photo of Esi Edugyan and her book Washington Black
Check out Washington Black at the library or purchase it from Village Books, which donates 10% of all sales to Whatcom READS. 
View Eowyn Ivey’s talk at the Mount Baker Theatre from March 5, 2020

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Whatcom READS events are continuing as planned.

Update: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Whatcom READS programming is continuing as planned. We are closely monitoring and following updates and recommendations regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Whatcom County Health Department. At this time, public health officials are not recommending closures or event cancellations.

Whatcom READS is committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. You can assist in preventing the spread of coronavirus and other contagions by thoroughly and carefully washing your hands regularly; staying home if you or a family member are sick; coughing and sneezing into a bent elbow or tissue, then throwing away the tissue; and monitoring health agency websites for advice about keeping yourself and loved ones safe in case of an outbreak. Author Eowyn Ivey’s Mount Baker Theatre presentation will be filmed and broadcast at a later date on BTV Bellingham and YouTube, so if you are unable to attend you will still be able to watch her presentation.

If authorities issue advice to stay home or avoid non-essential activities, and/or suggest that organizations cancel events, we will prioritize the health and safety of the author, our audiences and our employees. We will immediately post alerts here and on social media should a cancellation arise.

Whatcom READS 2020 Author and Book

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Eowyn Ivey and her book To The Bright Edge of the World are the Whatcom READS 2020 author and book.

Read the Book, Join the Conversation!

Our Whatcom READS 2020 selection will be available in various formats at all public libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County, and from your favorite local independent book store, Village Books!

Look for our posters throughout Whatcom County, our Whatcom READS pop-up table at select community events, and themed events scheduled prior to Eowyn Ivey’s March 2020 visit.

Photo of author Eowyn Ivey
Author Eowyn Ivey at her home near Chickaloon, Alaska. Photographed by Stephen Nowers.

Author Visits March 2020

Author Eowyn Ivey will visit our area March 5-7, 2020 at events scheduled in Bellingham and Whatcom County. All events are open to the public! 

A Book Group For the Whole Community!

Whatcom READS is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. Read more about Whatcom READS


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