so please join us for an evening of merriment and good cheer as we celebrate the holiday season. Munch on tasty goodies and imbibe in holiday grog while you visit with friends, neighbors and fellow Kirklanders. Start on your holiday gift list and have a book or two signed by any one of our guest authors including Daniel James Brown, John Marzluff, Tony Angell, William Dietrich, Toni Yuly, Brian Payton, Laurie Ann Thompson, Jamie Collison and more.
Tap your toes to live music provided by jazz musicians, Ostgard & Allen and shhh...maybe even a surprise visit from a special guest.
Gift a Book or Food Item
Your gift can make a difference!
Donate any children's book to Santa's Sleigh or food item to the gift boxes located at the front of the store. Attain Housing (formerly KITH) will disperse them to Eastside families in need.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-828-6546
Inside Story Gathering
Tuesday, November 4th
Dear Book Friends,
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) invites you to attend our Fall 2014 Inside Story at Parkplace Books in downtown Kirkland.
We hold this celebration twice a year for booksellers, librarians, teachers, and other children's book lovers so you can hear the "stories behind the stories" of new and upcoming books by our local authors and illustrators. This year guest authors/illustrators presenting their new books are: Brianna Caplan Sayres, Carly Anne West, Dan Richards, Dana Sullivan, Dori Hillestad Butler, Justina Chen, Kevin Emerson, Laurie Ann Thompson, Lin Kaymer, Lois Brandt, Loralee Leavitt, Lorie Ann Grover, Nina Laden, Randall Platt, Royce Buckingham, Stacey Campbell, Suzanne Selfors, Tom Brenner and Toni Yuly.
We hope you can join us!
Please RSVP with Parkplace Books at email@example.com or call 425-828-6546
Book Launch Party
Wednesday, November 5th ~ 7:00 pm
Join in as we celebrate the release of one of our favorite PacNW author's newest book, MySister's Grave, a thrilling mystery about a woman's search for the truth behind the death of her sister. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy Crosswhite became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah's disappearance and the murder trial that followed. Was the man condemned for the murder truly the guilty party? When Sarah's remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State, Tracy is determined to get the answers she's been seeking. As she searches for the real killer, she unearths dark, long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past and open the door to deadly danger.
Bob is the author to five previous mysteries featuring David Sloane, a stand alone mystery, Damage Control and one non-fiction, The Cyanide Canary.
We welcome you to an enjoyable and interesting evening with a talented, informed and all around great guy who happens to write intriguing mysteries.
Thursday, November 13th 7:00 pm
Poet/Author Jana Harris will present and sign copies of her new book of poetry, You Haven't Asked About myWedding or What I Wore: Poems of Courtship on the North American Frontier. Using her compelling poetry, she has resurrected a forgotten history of 19th century frontier women and captured their hopes, anxiety, anger and despair. Archival photographs also enhance and give faces to these fascinating women and the environment they existed within.
Jana Harris teaches creative writing at the University of Washington and the Writer's Workshop in Seattle. She is editor of "Switched-on Gutenberg" and the author, most recently, of Horses Never Lie About Love.
Join in what should be an interesting discussion.
Upcoming Events November 2014
Quotes of the Month
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."
Frank Herbert, Dune
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Newly released collection of wildlife photographs by award winning professional photographer, Aaron Baggenstos is now available at the bookstore. A sure winner as a holiday gift book, filled with descriptive text and incredible photos of wildlife native to the Pacific Northwest ranging from British Columbia to Yellowstone National Park. Two previous books, Wildlife of Juanita Bay and Wildlife ofLake Washington were instant regional bestsellers. This new book exceeds the quality and depth of its predecessors and is a must have for any nature loving friend, family member or...for oneself.
Wednesday, November 12th 7:00 pm
Join our featured PNW poets 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
Sunday, November 23rd ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss The Dinner by Herman Koch.
Knit Too Readers will not be meeting
in the bookstore this month.
Tuesday, November 25th ~ 6:30 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad.
Reading Circle will begin at 6:30 pm to select the next six months worth of titles.
Discussion of Wandering Falcon will start at 7:00 pm.
Both Bookclubs are Open To All
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.
Shop Kirkland First!
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!