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About the North Carolina Center for the Book

Established in 1992, the North Carolina Center for the Book is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources, and an affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.


Projects of the North Carolina Center include:

  • developing and coordinating a wide range of programs hosted locally by public libraries and their community partners
  • providing free and low-cost programs and resources to libraries
  • celebrating North Carolina's distinguished writers
  • honoring North Carolina's literary heritage and
  • collaborating with other members of the North Carolina literary community.
  • North Carolina Literary Map


The North Carolina Center for the Book collaborates with many state and national organizations including the: