Local Authors’ Collection

The Carpinteria Community Library offers a small display area for local authors who want their work available to library patrons. This collection is designed to give new and emerging writers, especially those whose books are not yet widely reviewed or stocked by libraries and bookstores, an opportunity to be read by other members of their community.

Please note the following guidelines for the Local Authors Collection:

  • Due to the volume of self-published and print-on-demand titles available, the library does not purchase these books. However, copies donated by the author or publisher are considered for the Local Authors collection at the Library’s discretion.
  • Authors must be current Carpinteria residents, or the book must take place in Carpinteria, or otherwise demonstrate a strong local interest.
  • Books chosen will be cataloged and shelved for one year. At the end of this time, they may be rotated out of the collection to make room for newer selections.
  • All books submitted for this collection become the property of Carpinteria Community Library, and as such cannot be returned to the donor.