Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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 year-by-year.
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 49writers@alaskabookweek.com 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 our Alaska Book Week Giveaway Sponsors!

Parnassus Books in Ketchikan
The Babbling Book in Haines
Old Harbor Books in Sitka
River City Books in Soldotna
Homer Bookstore
Fireside Books in Palmer 
Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks

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