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Community Event: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2pm

Words and Wine

Event is on Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m at Eternal Wines, 9 S. 1st Ave. Lynn Knapp of Walla Walla will read from Giving Ground, her book about her Walla Walla neighborhood, Lenora Rain-Lee Good of Kennewick will present poems from Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu, echoes of the tragic Whitman Mission story, and Thomas Hubbard, known for his Gazoobi Tales imprint, will read from his collected work which includes Junkyard Dogz and Injunz, a chapbook about mixedblood life.


Author Event: Sat. August 12, 2017 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11am to 2pm for Reap 23 by J.J. Perry.

Future nations, surviving a devastating pandemic, collaborate in the Repopulation, Expansion, and Annexation Program (REAP) designed to send one-way missions to twenty-five potentially habitable moons or planets within five thousand light-years from Earth. Four couples staff each mission with two critical goals: populating the new planet and sending a message back that the orb is habitable. REAP 23, the twenty-third and longest mission, takes eight months of gravitational acceleration to achieve 70 percent of the speed of light. Despite extensive psychological screening and years of training, the stress of pending hibernation ending in finding a planet that is unsuitable results in conflicts on many levels. Insanity, sabotage, mutiny, violence, adultery, and death mar the ideological journey before entering ultrahibernation under the care of robots for thousands of years.


Author Event: July 14, 2017 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on July 14, 2017 from 11am to 2pm for And I Dreamed About Bears Last Night by Marcia Dean

About the author:
Marcia and her husband live in Walla Walla Washington. They have three grown children and six grand- children. Marcia graduated with a BA in Elementary Education from Washington State University and taught first grade for fourteen years. Having been raised in the Northwest Marcia spent many summers enjoying the out of doors.
This is her first book.

About the book:
And I Dreamed About Bears Last Night
Marci is excited that her family is going to Montana on vacation. She wonders if they would see any bears. Right away she makes new friends who also enjoy camping.  Join her as she explores the campground, always on the lookout for bears.



Find Waldo in Walla Walla!

Waldo will be visiting 22 local businesses in Walla Walla this July!  Come by Book & Game to get your "Find Waldo Local in Walla Walla" Passport to start your hunt.  If you find him in 10 of the 22 business, you will receive a Where's Waldo Button.  If you find him in all 22 businesses, you will get your button and will also be entered into a drawing for all sorts of fun Waldo items!  Start your search today!



Author Event: Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 11am to 3pm 

Please join us on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 11am to 3pm for The Low Road by Martin McCaw.

The night Mark Roundtree's mother dies, he's told she had a lover who was murdered. Memories from 44 years ago take on new meaning: erased tracks in the snow, a hushed conversation in the church's cloakroom, his father sitting on a bed reading old letters, and a child nobody will talk about. Returning to his childhood home in search of the truth triggers other memories and a troubling question: how did a naive, churchgoing farm boy become such a con man?


Author Event: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11am to 3pm for The Hiding Game with illustrator Herb Leonhard.

Leonhard has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, specializing in the illustration of children’s books, for more than twenty years. It was his love of nature and the world of comics that inevitably led to his career as an artist. He has a wealth of experience depicting a variety of themes from fantasy and foliage to music and entertainment. Leonhard has won numerous awards for his versatile work in both traditional and digital media.


Author Event: Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11am to 3pm for The Stuff of Family Life by Michelle Janning

Like an archaeologist studying ancient civilizations through the things they left behind, Janning excavates contemporary life through our houses and possessions, from childhood stuffed animals and security blankets to retirement homes and senior living centers.

What does where you store old love letters say about their significance? Why do adults feel out of place in their childhood bedrooms? Janning takes readers through the stages of life – from dating and marriage to parenting and aging – that are usually kept behind closed doors. From online valentines to the growing popularity of “man caves,” The Stuff of Family Life looks not only at what large demographic studies say about family dynamics but also what our lives—and the stuff in them—say about how we relate to each other.


Annual Sidewalk Sale June 16 & 17, 2017

Annual Sidewalk Sale
Friday, June 16 from 9am to 10pm
Saturday, June 17 from 9am to 6pm

The sidewalk sale begins at 9:00 am on Friday, June 16th.  There will be hundreds of books marked 50% off.  There will also be Games, Gifts, and Teacher Supplies, all 50% off! 

Don't miss out! 
This sale only happens once a year!

Dice Sale!

Friday, June 16th, 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, June 17th, 6 pm  to 9 pm
Roll the dice for a discount! 
Roll double sixes and get your purchase free!
(Up to $200)
Must bring your purchase to the counter
prior to rolling.


Author Event: Sat. June10, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Sat. June10, 2017 from 11am to 3pm for The Soldier's Story: The Invisible Wounds from War by Jocephus J. Duckworth.

From the introduction:
This book will take you on a journey through the Soldiers eyes. You will see the transformation of the Soldier's character from ordinary E-4 Specialist to war fighting, "get'er done" type of Soldier who has a difficult time shutting off the combat war mindset. The Soldier story will show how 6 years at war--four tours to Iraq--lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how he had to fight for three years to get medical treatment from the United States Army. The readers will see and learn the three types of PTSD group sessions the Soldier was involved in and what he has learned from it.


Author Event: Sat. May 27, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Sat. May 27, 2017 from 11am to 3pm for Villain's Assistant by Carley Hibbert.

Also, special performance by Carson Schmidt at 12pm.

My name is Carley Hibbert and I released my debut novel Villain’s Assistant February 2017. This young adult fantasy is a story about a young man who is about to set out to accomplish his one ambition: to be the best villain’s assistant the world has ever known. But what if he stumbles on a better choice? I would love to send you a copy of my exciting new book for review. 

About the Book:
Secret designs and dark ambition have split the kingdom of Lam in half. Benjamin Black, raised among exiled villains and traitors on the Thieves’ Plain, learned enough nasty tricks to claw his way to valedictorian at the Villains’ Academy. Now he's set off on a quest to gain his rightful position as villain’s assistant to the newest archvillain. Benjamin’s dark future seems assured.

After sabotage cuts his employment goals short, a surprising new opportunity rises from the ashes. His choice may lead to something even more ambitious: reuniting a shattered kingdom—a task that will take all of Benjamin's evil genius to survive.

A gripping page-turner, Villain’s Assistant will keep you guessing until the last diabolical page.

About the Author

Carley Hibbert grew up among the rolling wheat fields of eastern Oregon. She received her BA in English from Brigham Young University and currently lives in Walla Walla, Washington where she dreams about and writes YA fantasy.