The Brautigan Library follows the vision of 20th Century American writer Richard Brautigan by providing a home for “the unwanted, the lyrical and haunted volumes of American writing” of all varieties without passing judgement as to content or technique.

The Brautigan Library is a collaborative research and literacy project between The Clark County Historical Museum and The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. Publishing is not the primary goal of The Brautigan Library. Rather the Library encourages worldwide engagement with the individual and collective personal life portraits provided by the authors in its collection. Manuscripts submitted to The Brautigan Library will remain in the collection if they become published.

This website provides information about The Brautigan Library, its holdings, and opportunities for submission and other partnerships. Thank you for visiting!