Let’s Explore Washington’s Big Backyard

As a lifelong Washingtonian, I am still constantly amazed to discover how many wonderful and unique features the Pacific Northwest has to offer. For example, did you know that Washington is the nation's second largest wine producing region? Or how about that more than 77% of the hops grown in the United States come from our own Yakima Valley? For more tidbits like these, check out some of these awesome Pacific Northwest inspired books from your local library. 

Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Get out your binoculars or spectacles and take a look upwards. We have such a wide variety of feathered friends in our area, and this book will help you identify all your backyard visitors.

Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of company towns. This new edition explores several local company towns and how they have changed and evolved over time.

Dig A Clam, Shuck An Oyster, Shake A Crab

One of the best things about our area is the amazing variety of fresh seafood we have access to. This cookbook focuses specifically on how best to use and enjoy our freshest catches.

Curious Kids Nature Guide

Encourage the kids in your life to become explorers and observers of the world around them. This book is divided by habitats and features gorgeous pictures and fun activities to help kids learn to engage with nature. 

Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of plants that can be used in a variety of beneficial ways. This book will teach you how to identify, harvest and use the plants that grow in our area. 

The Pacific Northwest's Best Trips

Finally, use this guide to plan a road trip to explore some of the very best our beautiful region has to offer. Find some place new, or rediscover an old favorite!