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Indies First Saturday - Special Guest Booksellers!



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

Jaime Temairik

Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Toni Yuli

Dana Sullivan

Kim Baker

Julie Paschkis

Kira Brady

Kevin Emerson

Bonny Becker

Linda Johns

Laurie Thompson

Margot Page

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! 

Thank you!

Event date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Secret Garden Books
2214 NW Market St
98107-4024 Seattle
Henny By Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442484368
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 7th, 2014

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.

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella: A Worldwide Cinderella (Worldwide Stories) By Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780805079531
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 4th, 2007

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.

A Library Book for Bear (Bear and Mouse) By Bonny Becker, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763649241
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Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

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.

Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School By Kim Baker, Tim Probert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Baker, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250044273
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Published: Square Fish - May 6th, 2014


Ben: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.
Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.
Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class that his real parents had found him and he was going to live in a submarine.

Kay Kay's Alphabet Safari By Dana Sullivan, Dana Sullivan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dana Sullivan, Dana Sullivan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585369058
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 1st, 2014

Kay Kay lives in the village of Bungoma in the country of Kenya. One day as he is passing by the Star of Hope School, the schoolchildren call out to him. They want to show off their brand-new classroom. When Kay Kay looks at the room with its white walls, he realizes it could use a little artwork.He promises the children that he will paint pictures of animals, from A to Z.

How to Negotiate Everything By Lisa Lutz, Jaime Temairik (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Lutz, Jaime Temairik (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442451193
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2013

There’ll be no more hearing “no” after this clever picture book teaches you how to get everything you want.

Have you ever wanted something and been told “No”? Then this is the book for you. Through several simple steps, you will learn the best way to ask for what you want, how to ask for more of what you want, and the importance of not overreaching.