Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award 2016

The 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards Winners have been announced! A panel of nine booksellers from the region chose the winners from nearly 300 nominations of books written by authors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or British Columbia.  Winners from previous years can be viewed here. The 2016 winners are: The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough Undermajordomo Minor…
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National Book Award

The National Book award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation. Check out previous National Book Award winners at the Tacoma Public Library. 2015 Fiction Winner Fortune Smiles 2015 Non-Fiction Winner Between the World and Me 2015 Poetry Winner Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems 2015 Young People's Literature Winner Challenger Deep    …
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Favorite Graphic Novel Movie Adaptions

Some of the best movies are adapted from some amazing books. But it's not only thick tomes of literature that get the Hollywood treatment.  Many movies are adapted from graphic novels, whose visual nature lend themselves to fantastic cinematography on the big screen.  Here are some of Tacoma Library's favorite graphic novels and movie adaptations.  We decided not to…
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Publisher’s Weekly Announces Best Mystery and Thriller Books of 2015

Publisher's Weekly has released their picks for the best Mystery and Thrillers of 2015. What was your favorite mystery or thriller of 2015? Dark Rooms The Decagon House Murders House of the Rising Sun Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? The Girl on the Train The Mulberry Bush Freedom's Child The Verdict The Cartel The Gates…
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Step Away from the Recipe

Recipes are great. They can help you try new things, look at old ideas and ingredients in a new way or explore different cultures. Some people think that a recipe has to be followed exactly, as if they’re going to be graded on the result. Baking is a little different. Since chemistry is involved, which…
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