Parkplace Books joined in with a group of 17 local independent bookstores that celebrated Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 2nd with author visits, activities for kids, raffle prizes, and customer passport program. Check out #SEAbookstoreDay for further information.
It was a fun filled, exciting and at times hilarious day. For those hardy souls that took up the Championship Passport Challenge, undoubtedly an exhausting day since they were attempting
to visit and have their passports stamped at all 17 bookstores in the one day. Great day to take the ferry! However next year the event will not be scheduled on Opening Day!!! Good vibes and good times were had by all.
Support your independents and have a great time doing it!
Wednesday, May 6th 7:00 pm
Please join in as PacNW author, Molly Gloss discusses and signs copies of her new book, Falling FromHorses, an absorbing, plainspoken, elegantly rendered novel about a young cowboy who escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider in the movies. In 1938, Bud Frazer sets out to achieve his dream. On the long bus ride to Hollywood, he befriends Lily Shaw, a young woman with dreams of her own, not to become a starlet but to become a writer. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in the dream capital of the world. The author has woven a remarkable tale of humans and horse, hope and heartbreak, told by one of the most appealing narrators.
Other award-winning works by the author include Jump-Off Creek, Wild Life, Dazzle of Day and Hearts of Hearts of Horses.
Don't miss out on a great evening!
Wednesday, May 20th ~ 7:00 pm
Please join us as Melissa Cistaro discusses and signs copies of her new book, Pieces of my Mother, a provocative, poignant memoir about a daughter's quest to find the answers to the questions behind why her mother drove off one summer day and abandoned her and her two brothers. Thirty-five years later with children of her own, as her mother is dying, Melissa stumbles across a cache of letters that her mother wrote but never sent to her. Alternating between the author's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's haunting but ultimately uplifting search for answers and also reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those events to forge our own paths. "A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned."....Hope Edelmen, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything.
The author is a bookseller and events coordinator at Book Passage in San Francisco and the mother of two.
She graduated with honors from UCLA and continued her education with the UCLA extension Writers' Program.
June 27th, 1939 ~ April 9th, 2015
This "dean of Western Writers" will be greatly missed.
Upcoming Events May 2015
Quotes of the Month
"In the spring, I have counted 136 differentt kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." ~ Mark Twain
"I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in myself." ~ Antonio Villaraigosa
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Wednesday, May 13th ~ 7:00 pm
Join featured PNW poets, Malcom Kenyon and Robert Lashley for an evening of poetry and Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing
to battle"- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Instore Book Clubs
Tuesday, May 26th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira
Sunday, May 31st ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Both Bookclubs are Open To All
from Mary & Rebecca
Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak
Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (newly released paperback)
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira (newly released paperback)
Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
Red Knit Cap Girl & The Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Order a BOOK from us!!
See something you like or need a recommendation? Not sure what the title is? Can't make it into the bookstore?
Well, call or email us with your order or questions. Nine times out of ten, we can have the right book for you in 1 to 3 days.
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When you shop at your local independent bookstore... You keep money in your local economy, You help create and keep local jobs, You conserve tax dollars, You help the environment and you nurture our community.
All of this along with discovering the next great reads!