2020 Book Bingo Winners Video

We have selected the winners for this year's Summer Book Bingo! Watch the official announcement video to find out who won which prize.

2020 Book Bingo

SAL Speaker Uplifting Stories History or Alternate History Books On Your Shelf Afrofuturism Neuro-diverse Protagonist or Author Animal as Main Character Philosophy or Spirituality Recommended by a Friend Published in the 1920s Myth or Fable Poetry or Comics Trans or Non-binary Author Recommended by the Library or Independent  Book Store Mentioned in Another Book Debut Book by Author Over 50 Indigenous Author In Translation Set at or By the Sea Set in a City of Literature Epistolary Two Books by the Same Author Nature

Click on the bingo squares above for suggestions or see all the booklists here. You can also ask a librarian for recommendations with Your Next 5 Books.

You can also check the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to get ideas from fellow readers.

How to Play

Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person. For readers 18 and older.

For the “Recommended by an Independent Bookseller” square, consider visiting one of SAL’s bookstore partners: Ada’s Technical Books; BookTree Kirkland; Book Larder; Edmonds Bookshop; Elliott Bay Book Company; Island Books; Magnolia’s Bookstore; Open Books: A Poem Emporium; Phinney Books; Queen Anne Book Company; Secret Garden Books; Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, and Seward Park); and University Book Store.

How do I win?

  • BINGO: Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a gift card to an independent book store.
  • Blackout: Complete all 25 squares! Turn in your card and you’ll be entered in a drawing for one of three grand prizes—including a subscription to the 2020/21 SAL series of your choice!


How do I submit my board for the prize drawing?
Submit your completed card (with either a bingo or a blackout) in one of the following ways:

  1. New! Drop off your card (or a copy) at one of our open book returns
  2. New! Email a photo of your card to sal@lectures.org
  3. Mail your card (or a copy) to:
    • Seattle Arts & Lectures
      340 15th Ave. E., Suite 301
      Seattle, WA 98112
  4. Post a photo of your completed card to one of the Library's or SAL's social media channels using the hashtag #BookBingoNW2020.

Entries must be received by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.