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Presenting Canese Jarboe’s dark acre

Willow Springs Books enthusiastically introduces Canese Jarboe, author of our newest addition to the ACME Poetry Series. Jarboe’s chapbook, dark acre, will officially be released the week of March 12th, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this collection...

Presenting Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms

  Willow Springs Books is thrilled to announce that Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms, 2016 winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, has officially released today, Oct. 1st! “One of the great joys of being an avid reader of fiction is coming across a...

Presenting Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers

  Willow Springs Books and Lost Horse Press are excited to announce that Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers, winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, will be released March 1st! “Crawford’s great skill and restraint are on display … she strikes that...

Nightbird Books hosts Molly Giles

On December 12th, Molly Giles read in Fayetteville, Arkansas to promote her new short story collection, All the Wrong Places, published by Willow Springs Books. Nightbird Books, the local independent bookstore, proudly welcomed Giles back to Fayetteville, who although...

A conversation with Molly Giles

Molly Giles appeared on the Newbies Writer Podcast as a guest speaking, have just released All The Wrong Places. Giles is an award-winning author and her contribution on this show is obvious. Listen to her wit and...

Giles on Michael Krasny’s FORUM

Bay Area author Molly Giles joins Michael Krasny on his radio show, FORUM to discuss her newest short-story collection, “All the Wrong Places.” A “wild and adventurous read,” the stories’ settings range from Hawaii to Ireland....


Tonight’s the night! Meet us at The Observatory for an amazing reading, spectacular prizes (a $300+ tattoo gift card, and a couple of resort stays just to name a couple!) and delicious food and drinks! Cash only, we start at 6!

Tomorrow’s event at The Observatory is going to be a blast! We’ve got three specialty cocktails coming at you, and if you’re part of our event you get $2 off any menu item! Be there or be square!

Under 30 days left to submit your short fiction collection to the 2018 Spokane Prize. Winner receives $2000, publication, and author copies. Recent winners include Dariel Suarez and Jaclyn Watterson.

Submit at: willowspringsbooks.com/submit

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Fundraiser is this week! Come check out our dope array of door prizes from local businesses! This Thursday at The Observatory! 6pm!

Readings by Shawn Vestal, Maya Zeller, Danielle Weeks, and Alexis Smith.