Mid-Columbia Reads 2019

This event has passed. Please see the video for an overview, and stay tuned for other upcoming author events.

Mid-Columbia Libraries, together with our partners, is proud to welcome #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Debbie Macomber as this year's featured Mid-Columbia Reads author. 

We will host a special presentation and book signing with the author on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Basin College Gjerde Center, 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Books will be available for purchase. The schedule is as follows:

  • Doors open, 6 pm
  • Author presentation followed by Q & A, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Book signing, 7:30 to 8:30 pm

The Mid-Columbia Reads literary festival encourages communities throughout the Mid-Columbia region to engage with the same books and come together to explore and celebrate the written and spoken word. We strive to build community through the collective experience of reading, thinking, and discussing ideas and themes that raise important social issues while also building future readers and writers in our region. Watch a video of last year's event.

Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries cordially invites you to a fundraising dinner with the author on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at CG Public House, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. Dinner ticket sales are closed at this time. Thank you.

Do you live in the Connell, Prosser, or Benton City areas? We are pleased to offer free bus travel from both Connell and Prosser libraries and from the Benton City Park and Ride station to the author's presentation on Nov. 7. Bus riders receive reserved event seating and priority book signing. Seating is limited; register online or contact comm@midcolumbialibraries.org or your library to reserve your spot.

Connell Library, 118 N. Columbia Ave.

  • Loading begins: 5:10 pm
  • Bus departs: 5:15 pm
  • Bus returns: approximately 9 pm

Prosser Library, 902 7th St.

  • Loading begins: 5:25 pm
  • Bus departs: 5:30 pm
  • Bus returns: approximately 8:45 pm

Benton City Park and Ride, I-82 and SR 225

  • Bus departs: 5:45 pm
  • Bus returns: approximately 8:30 pm

"In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope." -from the author's bio

About the Author

A Mid-Columbia Libraries customer favorite, Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. From sweet to a little steamy, her books cover it all.

Macomber’s novels have spent more than 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Thirteen of these novels hit the number one spot. In 2019, new publications include “Window on the Bay,” and “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas” as well as a non-fiction release titled “Be a Blessing: A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration.”

Celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas,” Macomber’s annual Christmas books are beloved, and five have been made into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the bestselling “Cedar Cove” series, which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series.

Born in Yakima, Macomber now lives in Port Orchard, Washington. Check out some of her titles at midcolumbialibraries.org/debbie-macomber. Learn more about the author at debbiemacomber.com.



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