Coming soon: Alaska Book Week

The countdown is on! Alaska Book Week 2013, which begins Oct. 5, is shaping into the biggest celebration
yet. With months to go, libraries in Valdez,
Kenai, Cordova, Craig, Unalaska, Anchorage,
and Dillingham have already confirmed participation, as well as booksellers in
Soldotna, Homer, Sitka, Ketchikan,
Fairbanks, Haines, and Palmer!
We’re delighted to report that
our loyal sponsors, University of Alaska
Press and Epicenter Press, have both contributed
to Alaska Book Week again in 2013. Joining them this year is Anchorage publisher, VP&D House. Donations such as these allow us to print
and distribute posters and bookmarks and cover other outreach and coordination
costs — which are increasing as participation in the event continues to rise
This year, the Anchorage Barnes
and Noble store has committed to supporting Alaska Book Week for the first
time! We appreciate the enthusiasm of the Anchorage
staff for creating a special event around this annual celebration, with a
percentage of book sale proceeds going to Alaska Book Week. Look for more
details as plans take shape.

If you have the opportunity, do convey your thanks to these fine organizations
for their support.

If you would like to become a sponsor, just email us at for more information.

Save the Date: Alaska
Book Week Book Fair 
October 11-12 at Alaska
Pacific University

This fall, our week-long statewide celebration of Alaska’s
authors and their books will culminate in a two-day book fair in Anchorage.
The first annual ABW Book Fair is a collaboration between the Alaska Writers
Guild and Alaska Pacific
University, with support from 49
Writers. Click here for more information at to register.

Highlights will include guest speaker Don Rearden (The Raven’s Gift) in APU’s Grant Hall Theatre on Friday
night, and author readings and workshops throughout the day on Saturday in the
lecture hall and classrooms adjacent to the Carr-Gottstein atrium.

A Big Thank You to
Alaska Book
Week Giveaway Sponsors!
Books in Ketchikan
The Babbling Book in
Harbor Books in Sitka
City Books in Soldotna
Homer Bookstore
Fireside Books in
Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks
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