Local author, Eden Rein will discuss and sign copies of her book, Hero Within: A Journeyinto the Light, "an inspiring true story of transformation from courage and survival to forgiveness and love."
Raised in a military family, the author was born in Viet Nam, moved to the Phillipines when she was four. The family finally moved to California where she lived most of her adult life before moving to Bellevue, Washington. She has had a variety of jobs that seemed to have little purpose or sense of fulfillment. In 2011, Ms Rein had a profound awakening that prompted her to write this biography about embracing the past and pursuing one's dreams.
An Evening For Bookclubs
Wed. August 20th ~ 7:00 pm
We will be presenting 35 new recommended titles for your bookclub discussion perusal and will also be available to answere any questions about joining a book group. Whether you currently belong to a group or not, please join us for this fun and informative evening. Remember...the next best thing to reading a book is talking about it.
Seating is limited so please come early.
Special Bookclub Discussion
Evening with Ivan Doig
Tuesday, August 26th ~ 7:00 pm
Join in as we meet with our all-time favorite author, Ivan Doig for a special bookclub discussion of SweetThunder, the final book in his Montana trilogy that started with Whistling Season and Work Song. Bring your questions and comments as we examine the final story of the itinerant charmer, Morrie and his new bride, Grace as they create a new life amidst the struggles of a diverse army of miners trying to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company and witness the developing but fledgling power of the press as they do battle against the power of the big mining company in 1920s Butte, Montana. A true David and Goliath story set within a quaint love story of two charming characters.
Seating is limited. Reservations are requested. Call 425-828-6546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 27th 7:00 pm
T. Alex Tennent
Author T. Alex Tennent will discuss and sign copies of his book, Messianic Feast:Moving Beyond the Rituals, that presents a new look in biblical understanding. The author writes, for example, that contrary to prevailing beliefs today, the Jewish view was that the Messiah was crucified on the 14th day and therefore knew that the Last Supper was not the Passover. By examing what the scriptures truly mean in their original Greek language and by reconnecting the Messiah's Last Supper parables to the long Jewish history of a coming Messianic baquet or feast, amazing new truths suddenly emerge.
Following graduation from a Seattle Bible college in 1983, the author entered the graduate degree theology program. Motivated by a love for God's word, he continued studying the Greek language to better interpret and understand the original scriptures.
If All Kirkland Read the Same Book
October 9th ~ 7:00 pm
Boys in the Boat
This summer we invite you to read Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. This incredibly fascinating true story relates the experiences of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. A great story about "beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times." Other titles by the author include Under a Flaming Sky and Indifferent Stars Above.
Then join us in meeting with the author for a great evening of discussion in celebration of
If All Kirkland Read the Same Book!!!
Reservations are requested. Call 425-828-6546 or email email@example.com
Upcoming Events August 2014
Quotes of the Month
"The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." ~
"Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, simplify." ~
Henry David Thoreau
August 9th & 10th
11:00 - 6:00 pm
Fun! Fun! Fun! ...and More Fun!
Visit Parkplace Books at our booth located on Kirkland Avenue. Peruse the PacNW themed titles, chat with and have a book signed by a local author in the midst of Kirkland's fabulous arts and music festival taking place in downtown Kirkland.
Check out the Summerfest website (kirklandsummerfest.com) for more information about the 3 day weekend festival's events running from Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th.
Poetry Night will not be meeting in August.
See you Wednesday, Sept 10th 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, August 24th 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker.
Monday, August 25th 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
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!