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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.

 

Friday
May032019

Author Event: Friday, May 10 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Friday, May 10 from 11am to 3pm for a book signing with Stuart Scott, author of GRITTY, GRISLY AND GREEDY and PRISONERS OF WAR.

Two dual plot lines converge with unexpected and devastating result. The story of the infamous Mark 14 naval torpedo, who’s failures to perform hampered our submarines between 1942 and  1944, is told through the eyes of a key production worker. The public’s fear and now forgotten actual attacks on our West Coast, are recounted as they affect the love between master machinist Pat and his Japanese-American sweetheart. When her family is interned and her father killed, as a suspected spy, Pat must decide where his loyalties lie: with his love or with his country.
Prisoners of War is a 64,000-word standalone novel about love, loss and redemption in wartime America. Spanning a 50-year period, the action plays out on the West coast, in a torpedo factory and our only ‘Segregation’ camp for American citizens.

Stories inspired by true crooks and crimes from my 28 years as a fed.
 This is a short story collection of quirky stories with black humor and original hooks. It is not about me, but about the crooks and crimes.
Featured among the stories is the fictionalized answer to the greatest mystery in Whitman County. “Who shot George McIntyre, the Pullman sniper?” On Easter Sunday, 1949, George McIntyre, a Walla Walla native, shot 40% of all the law enforcement in Whitman County before being killed.”
In my twenty-year career in law enforcement, I worked with cops and criminals, and encountered con artists, crooked lawyers and innocent citizens caught up in dodgy dealings. These real characters and their adventures, together with my own imagination, have inspired stories about the bank robber who flashes her female assets to dazzle cashiers, the getaway driver who forgets what he's supposed to do, the almost-genuine Native American radio evangelist who knows how to persuade, and the dealer in gold teeth who extracts merchandise from living people.
Each story concludes with an “Author’s Notes” paragraph that tells something about the actual cases or crooks referenced.


Wednesday
Mar202019

Author Event: March 28, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on March 28, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for a book signing with John McCoy author of Concrete Mama.

Journalists John McCoy and Ethan Hoffman spent four months inside the walls of the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla in 1978-'79, just as Washington, once a leader in prison reform, abandoned its focus on reform and rehabilitation and returned to cell time and punishment. It was a brutal transition.

McCoy and Hoffman roamed the maximum-security compound almost at will, observing and befriending prisoners and guards. The result is a striking depiction of a community in which there was little to do, much to fear, and a culture that both mimicked and scorned the outside world. McCoy’s unadorned prose and Hoffman’s stunning black-and-white photographs offer as authentic a portrayal of life in the Big House as “outsiders” are ever likely to experience.

Originally published in 1981, the 128 photos in Concrete Mama revealed a previously unseen stark and complex world of life on the inside, for which it won the Washington State Book Award. Long unavailable yet still relevant, it is revitalized in a second edition with an introduction by scholar Dan Berger that provides historical context for the book’s ongoing resonance, along with several previously unpublished photographs.

JOHN A. MCCOY is the author of A Still and Quiet Conscience, a biography of Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen. He was a reporter and editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and has taught writing courses at the University of Washington Tacoma and Seattle University.

ETHAN HOFFMAN (1949–1990) was a photographer for the London Sunday Times and Paris Match, and his photo essays appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Esquire, and Life. His photography has been exhibited in several museums, including the Smithsonian.

DAN BERGER is associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, and an interdisciplinary historian focusing on critical prison studies. He is the author of several books, including Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, and coauthor most recently of Rethinking the American Prison Movement.

Friday
Feb222019

Author Event: March 1, 2019 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on March 1, 2019 from 11am to 3pm for Vietnam Combat Medic by Ron Donahey.

The 1940s and 50s birthed many new things – including Ron Donahey, a boy raised in a family not quite poor and not quite middle-class. He and his sister were loved and protected by their parents and their tight-knit extended family, and grew to love God with the help of their mother and the church they attended every week.

So when the time came to register for the draft, 20-year-old Ron was already determined to never take a life. Yet, being a soldier was something he looked forward to. The was only one choice he could make: become a combat medic and ship out to Vietnam. 

Vietnam Combat Medic is the true story of one conscientious objector’s journey through the central highlands, everything that brought him to that point, and how it changed his life forever.

Tuesday
Dec112018

Author Event: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 from 11am to 2pm for Alden & Wanda Thompson.

In Reflections on Scripture, Dandelions, and Sparrows, Wanda Thompson brings the power of photography, art, and poetry to our experience of Scripture, and through it, the God of Scripture.

 

In Inspiration Combining history, Scripture, and an understanding of human nature, Dr. Thompson takes on the difficult questions regarding the Bible and inspiration. He goes beyond the question of whether you can trust the Bible to ask whether you can trust yourself as you study.

 

Friday
Dec072018

Author Event: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 from 11am to 3pm for Loved So Much It Hurts by Rebecca Olmstead.

When Rebecca Olmstead began to ask God for more of Him, the last place she expected to find herself was Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. But answers to prayer rarely look like we expect them to.

Bedridden and helpless, Rebecca had no choice but to give God her undivided attention. Through surgeries, miracles, excruciating pain, and terrifying withdrawals, God began to reveal Himself to Rebecca, teaching her about His sovereignty, love, and grace. He would teach her how to truly trust Him and hear His voice, through dreams and the Holy Spirit. Most importantly, He would show Rebecca that He had a plan for her life, far beyond what she ever could have imagined – if she would only trust and obey.

If you’ve ever doubted God’s love, or wondered if there could possibly be a purpose for your suffering, this book is for you. This is a testimony of God’s transforming love. What He did for Rebecca, He will do for you!