Books & Libations returns in a new evolution: Books & Locations! This event is designed to take you to unique and amazing North Olympic Peninsula places while connecting you to great new books—and other readers—at a time that works for you! Enjoy perfect pairings for 6 weeks throughout the summer with places ranging from east to west across Clallam County, from the mountain ridges to the seashore, and with book titles from a range of genres, matched in tone and mood to each location. Invite a friend or explore on your own.

Books and Locations

Audio files dropped weekly through July. Listen anytime!

Each audio file includes “tasting notes” on the location for the week, followed by a book talk about the paired title. Tasting notes may include location history facts, plant identification tips, how to spot birds or animals, and more. Listen online or download to your mobile device. You may choose to listen at home before setting out, in the car on the way to the weekly destination, or on the trail.

Each week also has an accessible alternative location. The alternate location will share something in common with the primary location—sweeping views, alpine flowers, etc.—while being more accessible for participants with limited mobility.

Listen to Weekly Audio Files
Books and Locations Wrap

Wrap Party
Thursday, August 4 at 7pm on Zoom 

Finally, register here to attend the Wrap Party on Thursday, August 4 at 7pm. Get together online and connect with others who participated in Books & Locations—share favorite locations (and suggest more perfect places), talk about paired books (and even more great titles), and hear how others connected with places and books through Books & Locations. Participants will be eligible for prize drawings; must be present to win.

Register Here
2022 Summer Reading Program

This event series is part of the Summer Reading Program, encouraging everyone to “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” June 13-September 3!

Sign up for a Reading Challenge, earn a T-shirt, win prizes, and participate in fun events. Visit or stop by your local NOLS library to learn more!

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the local Friends of the Library groups.