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Washington State is the home of many authors. Fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs! Books for adults, children, and young adults!

Although our libraries are closed right, you can still explore our state’s rich literary offerings through our free online resources Hoopla and Overdrive. With your library card, you can download ebooks and audiobooks today!

We have our own published authors in-house at North Central Regional Library. Though their books aren’t available on Hoopla or Overdrive, when our libraries reopen we invite you to check out one of their books as well. Oroville Librarian Heather Ayris Burnell has published six children’s books and our recently retired Winthrop Librarian Sally Portman has written books on the Methow Valley.

Check out this list of books by Washington authors that are available for download and find a few that are right for you!


Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Becker (Seattle), audio only

A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan (Seattle)

Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule (Burien), Overdrive/Hoopla

Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (Seattle)

Egg and I by Betty MacDonald (Seattle)

Ruby Ridge by Jess Walter (Spokane), Overdrive/Hoopla

Ancient Places by Jack Nisbet (Spokane)

Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen (Olalla)

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Seattle)


The Great Alone by Kirstin Hannah (Bainbridge Island), Hoopla/Overdrive

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Bainbridge Island), Hoopla/Overdrive

Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes (Seattle area), Hoopla/Overdrive

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Spokane) Overdrive/Hoopla

Midnight in the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (Anacortes)

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira (Seattle area)

Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu (Seattle)

Barkskins by Annie Proulx (Port Townsend)

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister (Port Townsend)

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber (Port Orchard)

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl (Seattle)


The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Seattle Area), Overdrive/Hoopla

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (Bellingham), Overdrive/Hoopla


Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Tacoma)

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Tri-Cities)

Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Seattle )

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo (Seattle)


Italy, France And Spain 2020 by Rick Steves (Edmunds)

Day Hiking: Central Cascades by Craig Romano (Skagit County)

Young Adult

The Lunar Chronicles  by Marissa Meyer (Tacoma), Hoopla/Overdrive

Whale Talk  by Chris Crutcher (Spokane)

Essential Maps for the Lost by Deb Caletti (Seattle)

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin (Seattle)

Return to Me by Justina Chen (Seattle)

Pulse by Patrick Carman (Walla Walla), Overdrive/Hoopla

Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman (Spokane)


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Cashmere), Overdrive/Hoopla

Grumplets and Pests by Asia Citro (Seattle)

Perky Otter by Barbara Derubertis (Cashmere)

The Haunting of Henry Davis by Kathryn Siebel (Seattle)

Wedgie & Gizmo Vs. The Toof by Suzanne Selfors (island in the PNW)

Peanut Butter and Jelly (Narwhal and Jelly series) by Ben Clanton (Seattle)

Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey (Bainbridge Island), Overdrive & Hoopla

On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker (Seattle)

Vincent Comes Home by Jessixa Bagley (Seattle)

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