Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Dates Announced!

Hello everyone!
We are excited to announce this year's Alaska Book Week dates! Drum roll...October 1-7th, 2017. Mark your calendars for another great celebration.

We are currently working on organizing events. If you are an author who would like to participate, please contact Elizabeth Waetjen at If you'd participate another way, please fill out our participation form (found on our website navigation sidebar).

We are also looking for sponsors. We can only organize this great week full of events through your donations. We appreciate any amount as it all helps! If you would like to donate, please contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you! Keep checking back for more sneak peaks and event info as we get closer.
Keep reading!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Approaching Events!

Hello readers everywhere!
Are you ready for Alaska Book Week? We are so excited for all of the amazing events we have planned for you. Don't know what you are going to do yet? Not sure if an event is for you? Head over to our Anchorage Events page and our Events Around the State page (located in our menu) to get more information about our events.

See you all soon!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of the Alaska Book Week planning committee, the Alaska Center for the Book, and our all our sponsors - I present to you our 2016 Alaska Book Week Schedule of Events! Mark your calendars, invite your friends, spread the word around! We can't wait to see you all there.

*We do have a couple other events in the works and they will be added when the last minutes details are ironed out.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hello fellow readers!
We are working out the final scheduling of events for Alaska Book Week. Things are going to be super exciting this year and we can't wait to share another awesome week with you all.

So to get you all interested, how about we do something fun? I will post everyday on our Facebook page for the next week with an event that we have planned. At the end, I will post a completed calendar here on the website to include complete author presenter lists, time, and location so you don't forget anything. Sound exciting?

To see today's sneak peak, head on over to our Facebook page to check it out!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Alaska Book Week Dates

We are pleased to announce this year's Alaska Book Week dates!
We are busy planning great events for you to enjoy this year. Keep checking back here or visit our Facebook page for schedule announcements soon!

If you would like to participate as a sponsor or partner, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

- Keep Reading :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thank You!

Though it has been a couple of weeks since Alaska Book Week ended, and though we have been sending thank-yous all over the state, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made Alaska Book Week a success this year! We have expanded on our events and outreach thanks to the dedication of authors, booksellers, publishers, librarians, teachers, sponsors, and other community members.


Once again, we would like to thank our sponsors for their financial and in-kind donations. It bears repeating that without their generous support, Alaska Book Week would not have been a success.

Alaska Northwest Books/Graphic Arts Books, University of Alaska Press, Shorefast Editions, Epicenter Press, UAA, UAA Bookstore, Vered Publishing and Design, Custom Mousepad, Arctic Cliffhangers, Alaska Center for the Book, 49 Writers, Alaska Quarterly Review, Anchorage Public Library, Alaska State Library, The Mall at Sears, Publication Consultants.

Participants and Venues

We would also like to thank all of the participants and venues that were involved with the events during Alaska Book Week. Please note that this list will be updated as we receive more information about specific event participation.

Owen Thomas, Arcana Mishra, Rod Weagant, Susan Lindsey, Skaguay News Depot, Helen Hegener, Martin Buser, Lauren Bill, Katie Manglesdorf, Tricia Brown, Nancy Gates, Alice Hanscam, Bill Sherwonit, Eowyn Ivey, Rosemary McGuire, Don Rearden, Vered Mares, Heather Lehe, Onesimus, Jeremy Pataky, Fairbanks Arts Association, Molly McDermott, Boys and Girls Club, Muldoon Library,  Bill Howell, Soldotna Public Libary, Katchemak Bay Campus, Jen Funk Weber, Dick Griffith, UAA/APU Consortium Library, Kaylene Johnson, Barnes and Noble, Michael Rocereta, Fireside Books, Mountain View Library, Frank Soos, Justin Herrmann, Deb Vanasse, Anchorage Museum, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Katherine Ringsmuth, Daivd Kunkel, Cherie B. Stihler, Ernestine Hayes, Aleria Jensen, Joan Kane, Ron Spatz, Jonas Lamb, Heather Lende, Christine Byl, Joe King, Lynn Lovegreen, Debbie S. Miller, Cindi Lou Aillaud, Adrianne Strickland, Marc Cameron, Evan Swensen, Loussac Library, Jess Lederman, Judita Vaiciunaite, Svaja Worthington, Leslie Fried, Chuck Sassara, Renee Millner, Rachel Epstein.

A special thanks to all of the authors who set up shop at the Great Alaska Book Fair! We hope that your day was a success!

We would also like to congratulate the winners and participants of our state writing contests this year! Let's continue to support this great talent in the next year.

We sincerely apologize if we forgot to mention someone. If your name or organization is not mentioned here, or if there is a mistake, please contact the coordinator at We will make changes accordingly.

Thank You!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Saturday, October 10

We have reached the last day of Alaska Book Week. Thank you to all of our authors, booksellers, publishers, teachers, librarians, sponsors, and other community members who have made this week a success. Here are the events for Saturday, October 10: