Events

June 2018

Launch for her debut YA novel, The High Climber of Dark Water Bay

"Arden has created the hero we have been waiting for in Young Adult Lit--Lizzie is authentic, relatable and proves herself a force to be reckoned with. Engaging and immersive, [her] writing is clean and crisp. Vivid imagery and concise storytelling combine to create a story for all ages."--Kathleen Kaufman, author of The Lairdbalor

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The High Climber of Dark Water Bay by speaking with a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
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$11.99
ISBN: 9781683367796
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Turner - June 5th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Lizzie is in trouble. She used to live a comfortable life with her loving father, but after the stock market crash of 1929 and his sudden death, she and her family now live in poverty. Lizzie is expected to help support the family, but she can't even cook without burning food. One day, a letter arrives. Her wealthy uncle has offered her a paying job as a summer governess for her two young cousins at a remote logging camp, so she travels alone into the wilderness of Vancouver, British Columbia. To her horror, she discovers that her uncle is missing from the camp.

Presents Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Foraged Art by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781681882598
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bluestreak - June 5th, 2018

In the spirit of land artists like Andy Goldsworthy, the book is as much about discovery as it is about creation. Leaves shaped like lips might inspire a face; an array of rocks might be become an eclectic mosaic; winter's first snow might be carved into glowing luminaria.

Whether you love to look for heart-shaped flowers or want to make a peacock made with flower petals, you will find great inspiration and joy in Foraged Art.

Join us for Irish soda bread as Thomas Lynch continues reading the whole of Ulysses. Chapter Nine up next.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ulysses (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679722762
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Vintage - June 16th, 1990

Launch celebration for her debut novel, The Dependents, a wise and lyrical debut novel about a new widower confronting the truth about his long marriage.

"A marvel of a novel. With great subtlety and tact, it evokes the love, devotion, and sadness that bind a grieving father to his troubled daughter. Its cumulative power comes from the depth of Dion’s entry into her characters and the vividness of her prose that brings them to life. The Dependents is one of the best debut novels I’ve read in years, and a very auspicious one.”--Adam Haslett

Purchase The Dependents to reserve your seat in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316473873
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - June 19th, 2018

After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida.

presents Vigilance is No Orchard, an experimental poem sequence inspired by a famous garden now in ruin.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781937658823
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nightboat Books - March 1st, 2018

An experimental poem sequence inspired by a famous garden now in ruin. In Vigilance is No Orchard, Hazel White records her haunting romance with the Valentine Garden, created by landscape architect Isabelle Greene in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California. Jealous of its maker's power to affect a dynamic experience of space, White tries to make language play faithfully in the game coursing between the body and Greene's fiercely stirring landscape. Both the poems and the constructed landscape they describe are complex and explorative, never simplified.

Presents Sprig the Rescue Pig, nspired by the true story of a feisty swine who escapes a delivery truck and ends up at an animal sanctuary, this gently humorous tale introduces kids to an intelligent, inquisitive, and very appealing pig.

"May Sprig help people to see what wonderful individuals pigs truly are."--Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig, Tamed & Untamed, and The Soul of an Octopus

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Sprig the Rescue Pig by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
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By Leslie Crawford, Sonja Stangl (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780998862309
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Stone Pier Press - March 15th, 2018

Things aren't looking good for Sprig, who is packed into a fast-moving truck with dozens of other pigs. He doesn't know where they're going but his nose knows there's something better out there.

So with one dramatic leap, or really more of a tumble, Sprig sets out on a pig-centered adventure that leads him to his new best friend, a girl named Rory. Inspired by true events, this light-hearted tale introduces kids to an intelligent and inquisitive pig who finds his way to an animal sanctuary.

August 2018

presents The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542012
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday Books - June 5th, 2018

Presents Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.

 "A wondrous, action-packed journey to discover the secret lives of bees, flowers, and the unconventional men and women who study them. This book really is the buzz about bees, and it's destined to become a natural history classic."--Stephen Buchmann, author of The Reason for Flowers

 

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780465052615
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books - July 10th, 2018

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence.

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