Join Romance Book Club on June 5th at 6:30pm to discuss The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli! One devoted, modern woman + one meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming, multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it.
We are excited to launch Ghost Cat for our dear friend Kevan Atteberry! We had the great pleasure to get a sneak peek at this adorable and moving book, and here’s a little about it to whet your appetite:
There's something oddly familiar about this ghost cat--it does lots of things that remind the boy of the cat he used to have. The boy's not sure why the ghost cat never stays for more than a few moments, or why the ghost cat has visited him in the first place. He follows the ghost cat all over his house, until finally it leads him to something new and wonderful.
Bestselling author/illustrator Kevan Atteberry's artwork and story strike a perfect balance of evocative and haunting, as well as warm and hugely comforting to anyone struggling to cope with a loss.
With a few carefully chosen words and simple, expressive illustrations, Ghost Cat captures both the poignancy of losing a pet and the importance of moving on without erasing or forgetting what came before.
Join SFF Book Club led by Django Wexler on Tuesday, July 23rd to discuss Empress of Forever by the award-nominated Max Gladstone, a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. We can’t rave about this one hard enough: come find out why!
Join Romance Book Club on August 7th at 6:30pm to discuss Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! This is a big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.
Celebrate the launch of five-time PNW Booksellers Association Book Award-winner Pete Fromm’s new novel, A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do, is a love story about family full of hope and resilience and second chances.
Mark your calendars now for Independent Bookstore Day! We’ll have books on sale, book, giveaways, special limited-edition merchandise, and visits from some of our favorite local authors, including:
THE WHATSITS! This amazing group of local picture book writers/illustrators includes Kevan Atteberry, Ben Clanton, Jennifer K Mann, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Wendy Wahman and future author John Deninger. They’ll join us on at 3:30 to sign books, do live drawing demos, and generally bring with them their brand of merriment and shenanigans!
BEER HIKING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST’s Rachel and Brandon Fralic! This has been one of our and our community’s favorite books in the last year. Stop by at 7pm to meet the authors, ask questions, get your books signed, and look out for some special giveaways!
And for those of you planning your bookstore tours, we will be opening ONE HOUR EARLY, going from 9 to 9!
In celebration of Earth Day, join us to help launch a new topical book with a workshop on managing individual plastic waste and a signing of Julia Goldstein’s new book, Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Products.
We're excited to welcome Mitali Perkins to celebrate the launch of her new book, Forward Me Back to You! The award-winning author of You Bring the Distant Near explores identity, homecoming, and the legacy of assault in this personal and ambitious new novel.
Our General Book Club reads books from all genres, fiction and nonfiction, and newcomers are always welcome! In February, the group read and discussed the engaging memoir Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant.
Join us in March for An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Monday March 18th, 6:30-7:30pm