Book & Game Events

Tuesday
Oct082019

Author Event: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Chasing Justice by Myron Bishop.

This book is about homeless veterans from Spokane, WA homesteading a deserted Forest Service camp at Molson, WA.  The intrigue evolves around a conspiracy of an illegal mining operation that takes the reader from Spokane to Molson then to D.C., South America and the Caribbean.

About the author:

Myron was born in Dayton, WA, was raised in the old town Wallula until it was flooded for McNary dam. Later in life moved to Alaska and worked for the federal Alaska Railroad until it was sold to the state of Alaska.  He was sent an assignment to Italy as a security specialist and retired from US Government service in 1993.  He has traveled to a lot of places in the world and enjoys meeting people.

Thursday
Sep262019

Author Event: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019  11am - 2pm for Seven Essential Daily Prayers by Loren L. Fenton.

Seven Essential Daily Prayers teaches how to build a "firewall" every morning for spiritual survival. God gives abundant grace to build the wall so we can face every day with confidence, faith, and hope. These *Seven Essential Daily Prayers* are powerful building blocks for a victorious life in Christ.

  • Purity in My Mind
  • Righteousness in My Heart
  • Integrity in My Life
  • Joy in My Spirit
  • Strength for My Body
  • Wisdom for My Counsel
  • To be a Godly Influence in the World

Local author Loren L Fenton is a retired pastor, evangelist, missionary, husband, father, grandfather, and teller of great stories. His true-to-life, character-building tales have entertained and inspired readers—young and old—for over four decades! Loren and his wife Ruth currently enjoy retirement here in the Walla Walla Valley.

Friday
Sep202019

Author Event: Saturday, Sept. 28, 209 from 11am to 3pm 

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 28, 209 from 11am to 3pm for Don’t Be A Poople by Teresa Fausti.

"Don't Be A Poople" offers hope, inspiration, and tools to those who encounter negativity and bullying. We believe these items will encourage communication and offer humor and love as a healer for all People and Pooples, of all ages.

"Don't Be A Poople" is perfect for schools, libraries, the workplace, or home - and anywhere we need to be reminded to put compassion and love first.

Read more at dontbeapoople.com

Sunday
Sep082019

Author Event: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Walls of Secrecy by Kelley Messinger.

Twenty-three-year old Kelley D. Messinger was convicted in Washington in the early 1970s of killing his teen-aged wife. This is his memoir of a decade in prison at the maximum-security unit of Washington State Penitentiary. Chronicling a ludicrous prison governance system, this book captures the life of prisoners including social hierarchy, survival rules, violence, rape, murder, and defense tactics. The book’s characters, his fellow prisoners as well as prison administration and staff, are in many cases, stranger than could be invented by a fiction writer. However, Mr. Messinger’s undefeated will to survive in this environment colors the tone of the book with his humorous, witty and grounding perspective.

Ultimately Mr. Messinger’s case was brought to the attention of Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray, who happened to be touring a Washington State Trooper’s Academy. Her interest in Mr. Messinger’s conviction was piqued when she heard the investigation used to convict him was used as a case study for how NOT to investigate crimes. When she inquired as to the outcome of the criminal trial, she learned Mr. Messinger was then serving a life sentence in maximum security. Before Governor Ray left office, she exonerated Mr. Messinger. 

Mr. Messinger was born and raised in Washington. He owns his own after-market motorcycle parts business in Rosalia, Washington. Lieutenant Dodd (featured in the book) is retired from state service and divides his time between Arizona and Washington. 

 

Tuesday
Sep032019

Author Event: Saturday, September 14 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Field Guide to Grasses of Oregon and Washington, with Cindy Roché and Bob Korfhage. This is an essential reference to grasses of our region, which combines attributes of a flora and a field guide. Like a flora, it includes all 376 taxa of grasses in Oregon and Washington (not including ornamentals found only in gardens). But in addition to identification keys, full descriptions, and distribution maps, the book is fully illustrated with color photos of habit, habitat, inflorescences and details of spikelets, florets, and ligules. Whether you are a botanist, soil scientist, master gardener, rancher or farmer, or are working to restore native plant habitats, control weedy grasses, manage wetlands, or just curious about the natural world around us, this book is for you.

Books will be available for purchase and you can get your copy signed by the authors, both of whom have roots in Walla Walla. Bob graduated from Wa-Hi in 1964 and members of his mother’s side of the family have lived in Walla Walla since the 1850s. Cindy’s Talbott ancestors came to Walla Walla in the late 1870s.

Monday
Aug192019

Author Event: Saturday, August 24 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 24 from 11am to 2pm for a book signing with author Karen Robbins.

I THINK I CAN is a unique beginning reader. Perfect for the emerging reader, child with special needs, or international students. It only has kindergarten or first grade words, short sentences, and lots of repetition. You read it together with a buddy or family member. One reads the Aardvark and the other reads the Mouse. Very easy and fun, for beginning readers to gain reading confidence.

THINK FARM ANIMALS and THINK ZOO ANIMALS are a first introduction to ten farm and zoo animals. Perfect for babies, toddlers, 2-3 year olds. It's a lift the flap, die cut board book...to play a guessing game and to teach analytical thinking skills.

THINK CIRCLES (book of the year by Creative Child magazine, for preschoolers/analytical thinking skills),

THINK TRIANGLES, THINK SQUARES are for preschoolers and kindergartners. These books will introduce children to shapes, counting, colors, size, and beginning reading. It's a fun lift the flap guessing game to play and read.

Plus...
FLAGS ACROSS AMERICA is a beautiful, patriotic book for Americans of all ages. I co-authored it with Dale Baskin of Seattle. It has over 300 gorgeous American flag photos as never before seen, and inspiring flag stories. It's packed with American history and will make a perfect gift or coffee table book.

Thursday
Aug082019

Author Event: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Ration by Cody Luff.

 

In a world where even paper must be reused until it falls apart, the 
most valuable commodity becomes flesh.
All the girls who live in the Apartments are forced to weigh their own 
hunger against the lives of their neighbors. When Cynthia is wrongly 
accused of ordering an “A” ration, a high-calorie meal made from the 
body of one of her friends, she is punished with brutality at the hands of 
the other girls and exile from the only home she’s ever known. It’s a death 
sentence—one that Elisabet Tuttle, headmistress of Cynthia’s Apartments, 
hopes will encourage the other girls to keep in line. But as Elisabet loses 
her grip on the Apartments and her own comfort as an agent in the girls’ 
murders, she grapples with an overseeing council that grows more and 
more impatient with her mistakes.
Inside the Apartments, madness reigns: the needs of the society dominate 
the needs of the individual, and Elisabet must sacrifice everything to 
find autonomy. Outside, Cynthia finds a world ravaged by scarcity and 
an unlikely ally in one of the Women who tormented her for years. 
Motivated not by self-preservation but by revenge, Cynthia will stop 
at nothing to grant justice to the girls in the Apartments. Set in the far 
future, Ration is an unflinching take on the ways society can harm the 
very people it seeks to protect.

In a world where even paper must be reused until it falls apart, the most valuable commodity becomes flesh.All the girls who live in the Apartments are forced to weigh their own hunger against the lives of their neighbors. When Cynthia is wrongly accused of ordering an “A” ration, a high-calorie meal made from the body of one of her friends, she is punished with brutality at the hands of the other girls and exile from the only home she’s ever known. It’s a death sentence—one that Elisabet Tuttle, headmistress of Cynthia’s Apartments, hopes will encourage the other girls to keep in line. But as Elisabet loses her grip on the Apartments and her own comfort as an agent in the girls’ murders, she grapples with an overseeing council that grows more and more impatient with her mistakes.Inside the Apartments, madness reigns: the needs of the society dominate the needs of the individual, and Elisabet must sacrifice everything to find autonomy. Outside, Cynthia finds a world ravaged by scarcity and an unlikely ally in one of the Women who tormented her for years. Motivated not by self-preservation but by revenge, Cynthia will stop at nothing to grant justice to the girls in the Apartments. Set in the far future, Ration is an unflinching take on the ways society can harm the very people it seeks to protect.

 

Monday
Jul082019

Author Event: Sat. July 13, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for The Reign of Delusion (Book 3 of SWORD AND SCION) by JACKSON E. GRAHAM.

 

Castle Asdale has risen to glory from its former ashes. Under the leadership of Eyoés Kingson, Taekohar enjoys a stable peace and prosperity. With the threat of illness spreading across Alithell, Eyoés and Gwyndel travel to secure relief for Taekohar’s people. Instead, they are trapped in a land where the hearts of men are frozen. Violence rules the snowy wastelands of Norgalok with an iron fist, and fear sows turmoil and mistrust. With the aid of a noble few, Eyoés and Gwyndel fight back a sinister evil that threatens to exploit the people’s terror.

War lies on the horizon—and in Norgalok, fear is no discerner of persons.

 

Monday
Jun032019

50% Off Sale June 14 & 15, 2019

Our Annual 50% Off Sidewalk Sale

Friday, June 14 from 9 am to 6 pm

Saturday, June 15 from 9 am to 10 pm

Sunday
Jun022019

Author Event: June 15, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on June 15, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Bury Me with My Fly Rod by Dennis Dauble.

Travel a “spoke of the wheel” tour of northeastern Oregon trout streams where Dauble battles the “Mike Tyson” of Couse Creek, hikes into Spirit Mountain, and soaks flies near his cabin in the Umatilla River canyon. Regale in tales about grasshoppers on a string, beaver scat, dogs that herd trout, and how not to teach your honey to cast. Swing a fly for steelhead on the Deschutes and Columbia rivers and chase “Brownies” on the Isle of Skye. Learn what makes a perfect rod and the secret of huckleberry cream pie. Contains award-winning photos and 25 original illustrations by Ronald Reed.