Whatcom READS announces 2023 book selection

Whatcom READS 2023 Selection: The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. Available in multiple formats. Place your hold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2022 – Bellingham/Whatcom County, WA — The Cold Millions by Spokane-based author Jess Walter is the Whatcom READS 2023 book selection. Michael Christie, author of the 2022 featured title, Greenwood, made the announcement during a March 4 event at the Mount Baker Theatre. Winner of theWashington State Book Award and named to numerous … Read more

Register now for Whatcom READS author events

Feb. 10, 2022 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM COUNTY, WA – Registration is now open for March 3-5 Whatcom READS events with Greenwood author Michael Christie. Four in-person and one online event will be held at venues in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Registration is required to manage capacity and to enable Whatcom READS organizers to … Read more

Book Club Discussion drawing winner announced

Congratulations to Tuesdays with Books (Renee S.) who was our drawing winner. They win a special visit via Zoom from the author of Greenwood, Michael Christie. Thank you to all the enthusiastic Book Clubs who entered via Facebook, Instagram and email. Thanks to all the book clubs who participated. And thanks, of course, to Michael … Read more

Win a Book Club Discussion with Michael Christie

Book Club Contest

CALLING ALL BOOK CLUBS!Your book club could have GREENWOOD author, Michael Christie as a special guest. Whatcom READS will host the Zoom call and will provide your club with Whatcom READS swag (bookmarks, stickers) and three complimentary copies of GREENWOOD.   HOW TO ENTER: Send an email with the name of your book club to … Read more

More information from Nolan Exe’s presentation Botany of the Pacific Northwest

If you missed Nolan Exe’s presentation on Saturday, December 11, or if you attended and want to dive deeper into the subject  you can view the slideshow and check out our booklist. Discover wildflowers, berries, trees, and more local flora with these guides to the plants of the Pacific Northwest, inspired by the presentation Download Nolan’s slideshow … Read more

Whatcom READS announces community programs and conversations that explore 2022 book selection, Greenwood by Michael Christie

BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM COUNTY, WA – The 2022 Whatcom READS selection is the generational saga Greenwood by Canadian author Michael Christie. With trees as a guiding metaphor, Greenwood charts a family’s rise and fall and the “hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light.” “We think local readers will enjoy not only author Michael Christie’s writing and the … Read more

Whatcom READS announces 2022 book selection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2021 – Bellingham/Whatcom County, WA— The novel Greenwood by Canadian author Michael Christie is the Whatcom READS 2022 book selection. The announcement was made at the close of a March 4 event featuring Esi Edugyan, author of the 2021 featured title, Washington Black. Publisher Penguin Random House describes Greenwood … Read more

Whatcom READS works with local partners to create experiences that enhance book club discussions of this year’s featured title, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Feb. 12, 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BELLINGHAM, WA – Whatcom READS announces new book club experiences to enhance discussions of this year’s featured title, Washington Black by award winning author Esi Edugyan. The programs include book club discussion questions and resources; a chance to schedule a facilitated book discussion with local social justice leaders; … Read more

Help us find our 2023 selection

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Wondering how we choose our featured book? We’re glad you asked because we need your ideas. Whatcom READS is our community book club, so book suggestions from local readers is an important step in the selection process. It’s easy to do. Send an email with your book recommendation to whatcomreads@gmail.com. Please include the title, author and … Read more

Continue the conversation with racial equity resources

Whatcom READS events are intended to be community conversation-starters. Continue the dialogue with these local resources and events. We hope these links provide new opportunities to learn, grow and connect with our wonderful community. EVENTS Celebrate King’s life and legacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of … Read more