We will be closed for inventory on Sunday & Monday, January 15 & 16, 2017.
Book & Game Events
Please join us on Friday, Dec. 9,2016 from 11am to 2pm for “Artist in Residence,” by Charles Harley.
Harley’s 35,000-word tale, subtitled A Chinatown Fantasy,traces the fortunes of Henriette, a budding artist who has vowed to stay in New Yorkuntil she has achieved there a show of her own. La Ma, owner of the Chinatown, Lower Manhattan, apartment block that Henriette lives in offers Henriette a rent holiday in exchange for her hard-up tenant’s bringing in law abiding whites to replace the Chinese illegals who share the block with her.
The uneasy conscience her foray into the real estate trade gives rise to inspires Henriette’s first one woman exhibition. Saleswise a blow-out, the show’s opening comes close to upending the artist emotionally when a Chinese dress designer she is more than a little crazy for turns up there uninvited.
Will Kuanshih-yin, the goddess who heeds the voices of the world and saves from pain and woe, intervene to reconcile Henriette’s artistic ambitions with the waywardness of her desires?
Please join us on Dec. 2, 2016 from 11am to 3pm for Big-G City by Susan Matley.
Susan D. Matley writes sci-fantasy and western historical fiction. Her sci-fantasy novella Small-g City (by S. D. Matley) is her first published book-length work. Previously, her short stories have appeared in THEMA Literary Journal, GlassFire Magazine and Dark Pages (Blade Red Press). She’s a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West and Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Western Writers of America “Best Song” Spur Award. Susan lives near Walla Walla, Washington amidst thousands of acres of wheat (not hers!) with husband Bruce and many 4-legged kids.
Please join us on Nov. 18, 2016 from llam to 2pm for "God, Please Rewire My Madfats" by James Bars.
Madfats are--Motives, Affections, Desires, Feelings, Actions and Thoughts.
From the back of the book:
"This book delivers a compelling, Biblically-based, neuroscience-driven system for success that effectively endows the human mind with the upbeat ability to turn temptations and trials into life’s most valued assets. You can turn challenges into opportunities that enhance your ability to be happy, healthy, wealthy and free—forever!"
Please join us on Nov. 11,2016 from 11am to 2pm for "One More Last Cast" by Dennis Dauble.
What do tiny bars of complimentary soap, spam sandwiches, and pillow hogs have to do with fishing? When does one last cast begat another? Why do some people confusing fishing with sex? This collection of short stories answers those questions and more. As author Dennis Dauble states in this well-crafted 25 story collection, “Fishing creeps into your thoughts, conversations, and dreams to create transcendent connections that surprise and amaze. Contains 25 original illustrations by Ronald Reed.
After a 35-year career as a fisheries scientist, Dennis Dauble has decided to follow his two passions of writing and fishing on a daily basis. In addition to time spent fishing on the Columbia River and other Pacific Northwest waters, he writes about the natural history and behavior of important sport fish from Oregon and Washington.
Please join us on October 15, 2016 from 11am to 2pm for Damn, I Shot My Horse by Fred Hauptmann.
Fred was born in Germany in 1948. His family, having suffered the horrors of a war torn country, immigrated to Canada when he was 5 years old. After living in Kitchener/Waterloo for four years, a German community, the family moved to Sacramento, Ca.
Fred found jobs to keep him busy at the early age of 11, riding horses and ranch work. Leaving home at eleven to pursue his interest in money and the glamourous lifestyle of being a cowboy. He maintained excellent grades in school, often enrolling himself as his parents were absent for most of these young years. Things went well but the work was hard and his mentors were tough, unforgiving men.
His sophomore year of high school his father pulled him out that spring and deposited him in the desert of Nevada to start a homestead. So far removed from anything his mother's favorite expression was, "You could see today if someone was coming tomorrow." The next eleven years were tumultuous, sometimes cruel, sometimes funny, and sometimes both simultaneously, but it was never boring. Raised mostly by hard men, compassion was harder to come by than a swimming pool.
He survived these years to become a mason in the Northeast corner of Oregon. The tedium of everyday life broken by sailing adventures that lasted six months. Every winter for seven years, his wife would home-school the three children as they sailed the Florida Keys or the Bahamas.
After their sailboat was struck by lightning and burned they returned to everyday life after building a beautiful home in a remote forest of Northeastern Oregon. Understanding that he was destined to live a secluded lifestyle he became enamored with trail/mountain running and that became his passion. He and his wife travel to distant races where he competes on a national level. Having won first place in the Xterra National Finals in his age group, he has finally realized he is driven.
Please join us on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 2 to 4pm for Josh Morton and his book Voices Within a Teenage Mind.
"Voices within a Teenage Mind" is my first book. The idea of publishing my 8th grade English students' memoirs stemmed from essay responses after reading "The Outsiders". They answered questions about why they are who they are and who they are truest with. What they said is raw, powerful, optimistic, pessimistic, sad, encouraging, but most importantly TRUTH. This book needs to be read by teenagers, parents of teenagers, and educators. My hope is that it will promote communication between all three parties so that we all understand each other better.
Please join us on Friday, July 22 from 11 am to 2 pm for Linda Harris author of With All My Heart, Mind & Soul:A Woman's Journey
This book is not meant to be read in one sitting. It is devotional in nature and best taken in little bites. The pages reflect the ponderings of my mind and soul over two decades.
They came forth from my heart in little bursts during sporadic times of emotional and spiritual turmoil, through the ebb and flow of varied relationships, love and divorce, grief and new understandings.