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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 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.

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"This collection of essays is to be kept on hand for whenever you need to feel more normal, seen, or understood. Ammi's words come to life with amazing description, and while outrageous at times, these are very relatable stories. We all have our different versions of pushing limits and seeing what is possible. By sharing her wild rides, Ammi helps us see the light and the necessity in seeking more."

     --Krissy Moehl, champion trail runner, coach, race director, and author of Running Your First Ultra

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"Cracked Pot is a soul-baring memoir of love, creativity, loss, grief, and creativity again."

     --Benjamin Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer's English 

July 6th

"Cascade Manhunt is the fifth book of Rob Phillips’ Luke McCain series, and I believe it to be his best work.... As a retired Washington State undercover Fish and Wildlife detective, I found Rob’s book to be spot-on. I simply couldn’t put Cascade Manhunt down and am already thirsting for Rob’s next book."

     --Todd Vandivert, retired Washington State Fish and Wildlife detective and author of the Wildlife Justice series

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August 22nd

Drawing from his extensive experience and professional development as a US Air Force SERE Specialist, Apolinar shares fourteen vital leadership lessons like how to build your influence and plant the right trees on your team, the importance of doing yoga and watching out for burnout, and how to ultimately leave something behind for the emerging leaders coming after you. 

Sept. 12th

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"With inimitable quirkiness and fever dream flair, Ella Weber’s debut novel is a hysterical yet heartfelt parody of millennial plight, Midwest mediocrity, overweening artistic ambition, and the inanity of the daily delicatessen grind. As inventive and entertaining as autofiction gets, The Deli Diaries is an unforgettable slice of life unafraid to ask the big questions: Who ham I? What ham I? Where ham I?"

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Dec. 5th

Fong’s account of this dramatic journey tells a passionate yet nuanced story of the Selenge River and its tributaries. About the fish and wildlife that call the river home. About the human history of the region, from the Bronze Age to the fall of the Soviet Union. About the people who live in the basin now—from nomadic herders to construction engineers—and their attitudes toward development and conservation. About the old gods and legends that haunt the mountains. And about the disparate possible futures for one of the most starkly beautiful places on earth.

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

-Gustave Flaubert

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