Book & Game Events


Author Event: January 27, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm

Please join us on January 27, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm for Sword & Scion by Jackson Graham.

For years, Eyoés has been lied to – told his father was a mere scribe. When a mysterious journal challenges the past he thought to be true, his future comes into question. Vowing to follow in the footsteps of his heroic father, Eyoés begins training – but finds himself the only survivor of a surprise attack.

Consumed by his oath to avenge, he heedlessly sets off on a quest to discover the identity of an ancient menace in the depths of darkness. As Eyoés flounders for his purpose, and falls further into the pit of hatred, he begins to discover his identity in unforeseen places.

Will Eyoés continue to lose his bearings, or emerge the victor?


Northwest author Jackson E. Graham, who grew up in Walla Walla, will be at Book & Game for a book signing with his debut novel, Sword and Scion: Into the Dark Mountains. This fantasy novel is for both Adults and Young Adults.

Graham is a 2017 homeschool graduate, three-time award winner in the Coeur d’Alene Library Writers Competition, and four-time NaNoWriMo participant. Sword and Scion: Into the Dark Mountains is the first book in a planned series.


Author Event: Fri & Sat, December 29 & 30 from 11am to 3pm

Please join us on Fri & Sat, December 29 & 30 from 11am to 3pm for World Food Unlimited by John L. (Jack) DeWitt. 

A long-time famer in the Walla Walla Valley, Jack DeWitt, has written a book about changes in farming practices during his 80-plus years, and practices needed to feed the world in the future.

Born and raised on a small farm near Moscow, Idaho, he came to the Walla Walla valley in 1960 to work as an agronomist for Lamb-Weston.  Five years later he was hired to manage land owned by the Minnick family. After 20 years managing the land, he led a partnership that leased the land, and that of some neighbors, for another 20 years.  Giving up the lease in 2006 and going into semi-retirement, he still grows over 650 acres of wheat on owned and leased land, 22 acres of wine grapes, and eight acres of Christmas trees.

His book, World Food Unlimited:  Growing Abundant, Safe Food, Sustainably, Using Modern Agricultural Technologies, focuses on the practice of no-till as the farming method that will conserve and sustain the world’s soils.  Combined with more efficient fertilizer use, safer and more effective pest control, and crops with improved yields and nutritive qualities, the world’s farmers will safely feed the world throughout the 21st century and beyond.


Author Event: Saturday, December 16 from 11am to 2pm


Please join us on Saturday, December 16, 2017  from 11am to 2pm for C-Lager by David Dorfmeier.

The story of C-lager: Stalag Luft IV & the 86-Day Hunger March is an account of the service history of my father, Sergeant Donald D. Dorfmeier, an overview of the air war in Europe, his subsequent capture and participation in the longest forced march of any group of Allied POWs in Germany, and later escape during the closing weeks of the war. The story also chronicles the heroism of the airmen in his lager who exhibited the courage and inspiration to survive a long and difficult march in spite of great hardships and much suffering that would "haunt them for many years to come."

About the author:

Mr. David Dorfmeier is a Vietnam veteran, retired Army Sergeant Major, and clinical therapist who has a personal and professional interest in working with service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has a master's degree in Psychology & Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and has completed a two-year post graduate Marriage & Family Training Program at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to a long career in the Army Reserve, the author was employed for 20 years with the Department of the Army providing clinical counseling services to active duty soldiers and their family members. Following retirement, he served another four years as a clinical consultant working with the Department of Defense providing adjustment counseling to service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. His service awards and decorations include the Master Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Qualification Tab, and the Legion of Merit.


Author Event: Fri. & Sat. Dec. 8 & 9, 11am - 2pm 

Please join us on Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9 from 11am to 2pm for author Matthew Heines.

The Rainier Paradigm

During the late twentieth century, the United States Geological Survey, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Administration and the North American Space Administration independently confirmed that intense solar activity in the past has directly affected the earth’s geophysical and geomagnetic properties. In other words, solar storms have hit the earth many times with catastrophic results...

Killing Time in Saudi Arabia



Author Event: Dec. 2, 2017 from 11am to 3pm

A book signing in Walla Walla for Paul Cohn’s new novel, “The Cantora” will be at Book And Game on E. Main on Saturday December 2nd  from 11 am to 3pm. “The Cantora” is historical fiction for both Adults and Young Adults. “The Cantora” takes readers to the jungles and settlements of 16th Century Colonial Brazil, later journeys to the Caribbean, then to Africa and Europe. It follows the journey of Sister Mãe Doçura and Yema, the Caeté Indian child with a remarkable singing voice who is acclaimed as The Cantora. Through perilous circumstance, the two women become agents of fate, changing the lives of all who cross their path.


Author Event: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 from 12:30 to 5:30pm

Northwest poet  and literary historian George Venn will sign copies of his most recent book of poetry Nov. 17 at Book and Game, downtown Walla Walla. The book has been nominated for the 2018 Pulitzer prize

Former writer-in-residence at Eastern Oregon University partnered with Book and Game to display and sign copies of “Lichen Songs: New and Selected Poems.” The signing will held  between 12:30 and 5:30 at the East Main store. Venn's other books will also be available.

John Witte, editor emeritus of “Northwest Review,” called the publication, “a long-awaited and highly recommended collection.” Fifty-one poems in the 127-page volume are reprinted from Venn’s earlier books: “Off the Main Road” (1978), “Marking the Magic Circle” (1987) and “West of Paradise” (1999).

The title comes from a poem called, “The Lichen Family Story,” that is featured at the Oregon Zoo. Venn said the collection serves as a companion to last year’s “Beaver’s Fire,” which compiled his regional and historical writing.

The Oregonian called Venn “one of the best-known and most respected poets in the state.” Prior to retiring in 2002 as EOU’s Distinguished Teaching Faculty, Venn garnered numerous awards including a Pushcart Prize, the Andres Berger Award, an Oregon book award and the Stewart Holbrook Award.

Writing about the book, Dan Lamberton, Walla Walla University, wrote: "What a detective of place George Venn is; how private his eyes are! Yet in "Lichen Songs" you come to know what a good man can make known, what an avid man can feel, and what, in George Venn's hands, the craft of poetry can do. He magnifies the landscape and what he sees turns to music–a choir of wheeling nature, students, family, lovers, still rooms. You will find much to care for in this bright man's new and selected work. "

In 2005, the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and Oregon State Library chose Venn’s collection “Marking the Magic Circle” as one of the “100 Best Oregon Books (1800-2000).” His second collection of poems, “West of Paradise,” was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award and both the Oregon State Library and Poetry Northwest selected it for their meritorious booklists in 2009. Other works include “Darkroom Soldier,” a collaboration with the late Fred Hill, its companion volume, “Fred Hill: A Photographer’s Life,” and “Keeping the Swarm,” a collection of personal essays.


Author Event: Friday, Nov. 10th, 2017 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 11am to 2pm for Light of the Northern Dancers by Robin F. Fainey.

Gainey’s second novel is a story of two dynamic nineteenth century women, each with a unique style. Fiery aristocrat, Eden Rose, uprooted from her native Scotland, has tended a foundering marriage and failing ranch at the corner of Crazy Woman Creek and the Powder River for a decade. Best friend, backwoods spitfire Maddie True, has her own woes a few miles away: widowed with a passel of children and caretaker to her addled father. Abandoned by her husband during the height of Wyoming Territory’s worst drought in history, Eden depends on her inept brother, Aiden, to see her through the coming winter. But when he disappears into the wild Bighorn mountains, she shuns Maddie’s fearful cautions, teaming with enigmatic Lakota Holy Man, Intah, to find him before the wicked snow holds them all hostage. Guided by spirit and love, their lives are transformed.


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.