2017 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Shortlist

The Best of the Northwest

Every year a committee of booksellers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska reviews hundreds of new books from Northwest authors. This year 350 books were nominated to receive an award, and the committee has narrowed it down to the following 15 titles.

If you're looking for a good read, why not give one of the finalists a try? Give us a call or pay us a visit at the store if you have any questions, or to let us know what you think of the chosen books! Winners will be announced in early January, so check back then to see if any of your favorites made the cut.

Barkskins Cover Image
$25.60
ISBN: 9780743288781
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 14th, 2016

Annie Proulx, Carnation, WA


Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781632153661
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Image Comics - October 20th, 2015

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Portland, OR


Daredevils Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781101979891
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Press - April 12th, 2016

Shawn Vestal, Spokane, WA


The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780451476333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2016

Janet Fox, Bozeman, MT


The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780544272880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 1st, 2016

Timothy Egan, Seattle, WA


Marrow Island Cover Image
$18.40
ISBN: 9780544373419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 7th, 2016

Alexis M. Smith, Portland, OR


A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231173940
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Columbia University Press - March 1st, 2016

Corinna Nicolaou, Pullman, WA


On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781476739212
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 12th, 2016

Robert Moor, Halfmoon Bay, BC


Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls Cover Image
$27.96
ISBN: 9781594858000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountaineers Books - October 1st, 2016

Paul Bannick, Seattle, WA


Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316348409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - May 17th, 2016

Lindy West, Seattle, WA


Temperance Creek: A Memoir Cover Image
By Pamela Royes, Teresa Jordan (Introduction by)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781619027305
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 14th, 2016

Pamela Royes, Joseph, OR


The Summer Dragon Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780756408336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Daw Books - May 3rd, 2016

Todd Lockwood, Bonney Lake, WA


Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780316013727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

  Sherman Alexie, Seattle, WA


To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780316242851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

Eowyn Ivey, Palmer, AK


Violation: Collected Essays Cover Image
$15.16
ISBN: 9780990437086
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hawthorne Books - March 29th, 2016

Sallie Tisdale, Portland, OR