Knit Too Readers will discuss The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Tuesday, April 28th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, May 2nd
All Day Long
Parkplace Books is joining in with a group of 17 local independent bookstores that are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, May 2nd with author visits, activities for kids, raffle prizes, and a customer passport program. On May 2nd, visit three or more participating bookstores, have your passport stamped and be entered to win $25 gift certificate to all 17 local participating bookstores. A $425 value!!! Check out #SEAbookstoreDay for further information.
Visit with PacNW children authors and participate in making Mother Day cards.
11:00 - 1:00 pm
Kevan Atteberry - Bunnies and Tickle Monster
Janet Lee Carey - Wilde Island Trilogy - Dragon's Keep, Dragonswood & In the Time of Dragon Moon
Kelly Cook - Mighty Fine Adventures of Piper & Floyd
Peg Kehret - Dangerous Deception and Thrill-ogy
Dan Richards - Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters
Dana Sullivan - Digger & Daisy series and Ozzie and the Art Contest
Visit with and have books signed by PacNW authors
3:00 - 5:00 pm
William Dietrich - Nathan Gage series and The North Cascades
Gar LaSalle - Widow Walk and Isthmus
Matthew McCauley - A Look to the Past: Kirkland
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Robert Dugoni - My Sister's Grave
J.A. Jance - Cold Betrayal
Louise Marley - Benedict Hall series
Support your independents and have a great time doing it!
Group of 17 Participating Stores
Book Larder - Seattle (Fremont) Open Books Poem Emporium - Seattle
Eagle Harbor Book Co - Bainbridge Island Parkplace Books - Kirkland
Elliott Bay Book Co. - Seattle Queen Anne Book Co. - Seattle
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery - Seattle Ravenna Third Place - Seattle
Island Books - Mercer Island Seattle Mystery Bookshop - Seattle
Liberty Bay Books - Poulsbo Secret Gardens - Seattle (Ballard)
Mockingbird Books - Seattle Third Place Books - Lake Forest Park
University Book Store - Seattle
***Evening with Molly Gloss***
Wednesday, May 6th ~ 7:00 pm
Falling From Horses
Please join in as PacNW author, Molly Gloss discusses and signs copies of her book, Falling From Horses, 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 Horses.
Don't miss out on a great evening!
Poetry Night at Parkplace Books
Wednesday, May 13th ~ 7:00 pm
Join our featured PacNW poets for an evening of poetry reading & 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
The word poetry comes from the Greek root word poieo or I make; or poiesis meaning "making" or "creation".
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 answer 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 Edelman, 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 fromn UCLA and continued her education with the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
bloomsday kirkland 2015
Saturday, June 13th11:30 - 4:30 pm
I said yes
I will yes.
Learn why some call Ulysses the greatest book of all time
11:30 pm Music, Tea & Soda Bread contest
12:00 pm Readings from Ulysses
1:00 pm Gary Hanwerk, Ph.D, UW English Dept Chair
Beyond Ulysses: Where to go next with Joyce
2:00 pm Readings from Ulysses
3:00 pm Ann Lamb - Eastside Scots-Irish Genealogy Group
Beginning Your Irish Genealogy research
3:30 pm Readings from W.B. Yeats, Irish poet
James Joyce is alive and well at Parkplace Books!
For further information or wish to sign up to read a favorite passage,
please contact us at email@example.com or call 425-828-6546