We are proud members of the American Booksellers Association every day of the year. Last year the association, and all our bookstore friends in it, did something extra exciting.
It seems our friends over at Queen Anne Avenue Books had an "incident" with beloved author Sherman Alexie the previous year, and if you click on this: Sherman Alexie's letter to booksellers you'll see how that one little author/indie bookseller incident turned into an awesome annual event for all the independent shops across the land!
Last year was the first annual, and we hosted Sherman Alexie (posing with all of the bags the bookstores he visited that day gave him), as well as Peter Brown, Bonny Becker, and a bunch of other local luminary authors.
This year we're super excited to be hosting a new batch of authors. They'll be acting as booksellers on the day - complete with their own list of favorite books that they wait all year to have a chance to recommend! Here are our special author / illustrator guests, in no particular order:
Janet Lee Carey
Elizabeth Rose Stanton
They'll be signing all their own books (only the tip of the iceberg of which are listed below), so feel free to ask them for a signature while they're here. But even more exciting, perhaps, is they'll also be making custom recommendations for all your reading needs (and all the people on your reading list!)
We couldn't be more proud to host the best volunteer booksellers on the planet!
Henny is a chick who's just a little different from everyone else in the barn--and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.
Henny doesn't look like any other chicken she knows. Instead of wings, she has arms
Once upon a time, in Mexico . . . in Ireland . . . in Zimbabwe . . . there lived a girl who worked all day in the rice fields . . . then spent the night by the hearth, sleeping among the cinders.
Kevin Emerson's Exile, book one of the Exile series, combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock 'n' roll of Eleanor & Park.
Curmudgeonly Bear succumbs to Mouse's entreaties and discovers the joy of books in a hilarious story that fans will covet for their own library.
This is the story of THE LEAGUE OF PICKLEMAKERS
Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?
With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.
There'll be no more hearing "no" after this clever picture book teaches you how to get everything you want.
"A trilogy you'll want to get lost in." --RT Book Reviews
To save her world, one woman's fierce quest will put her up against an ancient evil--and a desire too dangerous to deny . . .