Latah Books is an independent book publisher located in Spokane, Washington. We are proud to work with numerous award-winning and bestselling veterans, as well as talented new authors hungry to make their mark.


Why Latah?

A Nez Perce word, Latah (pronounced LAY-tə) is the name of the creek along which most of our staff has lived, worked, recreated, meditated and fallen in love for many years. Latah Creek is a modest but vital stream flowing onward to greater waters. We can't imagine a more fitting name for the spirit of our enterprise, and for honoring the legacy of those who cultivated this land before us.

Photo by Loco Steve


August 2021


"As introspective as he is entertaining, Tellessen uses a captivating blend of muscular and minimalistic prose to give us an uncomfortably honest look at where courage and nature diverge.... This book will stay at the front of my mind and my shelf for years to come." 

     -- James Wade, Spur Award-winning author of All Things Left Wild and River, Sing Out



September 2021


"Robert Fromberg knocks me out."

     --Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead

"Fragmented yet unified, direct yet elusive, How to Walk with Steve is a vivid memoir about family and geography, obligation and freedom."

     --Brett Biebel, author of 48 Blitz

October 2021


"Part counterculture manifesto and framework for participatory placemaking, part handbook for nonprofits and social enterprises, this anthology tells one of Spokane’s most essential stories, while providing inspiration and practical guidance for organizations across the world."


Autumn 2021


"A Long Road There is a terrific story. I am grateful that Gini was willing to share a piece of her heritage with all of us."

     --John Stockton, NBA Hall of Famer


“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

-Gustave Flaubert

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