Seattle Independent Bookstore Day THIS Saturday and more. . . .

Saturday April 29th is National Independent Bookstore Day –(Our Facebook Event Page )   and we are one of the 19 Western Washington independent bookstores that is participating in a very, very special day….   There are contests, drawings and special things that are going to happen throughout the day.  We have special limited edition merchandise, (including signed Jenny Lawson Prints),  special stationary items and playing cards priced at just 50 cents to $1.00, a priced low to move’em out book cart full of books; and authors, authors, authors……

What we know for sure is that kids’ author Laura Ann Thompson (My Dog is Best, Emmanuel’s Dream and Be A Changemaker) will be in the store a little after 11 until 1 p.m.  She be leading some activities for the young ones, doing a little tribute to beloved children’s author Amy Kraus Rosenthal (who recently passed away much too young from cancer) and signing books!

Around noon Young Adult author Janet Carey will be stopping in to meet/greet and sign books!

Adrienne Ross Scanlon will be arriving at 2 p.m.  Her book is the beautifully written narrative non-fiction: Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild.   We liked it so much it is our Reading Circle book club selection for May!  Get a signed copy, read it and join us the last Tuesday for a discussion.

Also in the store will be popular local romance-thriller writer Carmine Valentine!

And childrens and YA author Sharon Mentyka will do a meet/greet and signing too!

You might even spot Seattle Times Book Editor and writer Moira Macdonald when she visits the store. . . who knows who you might see here!

And we’re real happy about having several members of the Nasty Women Project in the store from 4:30 to 5:30 including Chris Kelly from San Diego and several members from Oregon and other parts of Washington State.  The Nasty Women is the grass roots organization that just put out the Nasty Women Project Bookand all proceeds from the book support Planned Parenthood.  So come talk to them, buy the book, and have it signed too!  Nasty Women Event Page      

We’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. +  this Saturday, April 29, 2017!

Articles aboutIndependent BookStore Day    1.  Kirkland Reporter    

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Remember every Wednesday at 11 a.m. we have StoryTime for pre-schoolers.  


Last Tuesday, the Reading Circle book club met and had a wonderful discussion about the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer.   Among the group that met was a Vietnamese immigrant who added another level of perspective and patiently helped us pronounce several names and places that were mentioned in the book. 

For MAY we’ll be reading the beautifully written beautifully written narrative non-fiction: Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild.  Facebook Event Page Here


Next Time    I’ll tell you about the one of kind hand-made jewelry and other items that some local artist will have at BookTree for about two weeks in May… just in time for Mother’s Day.

Andlook forward to the Power of Staging mini-seminar that will happen at BookTree on Saturday June 13 by Andy Capelluto who wrote:  The Power of Staginga seller’s guide to home staging!

And maybe I’ll remind you about our Third Saturday free writing workshop followed by a reading and open mic on May 20th.  We’ll have Ann Tweedy and Scot Siegel in the store!

Oh and one more thing, Chris’ daughter (the social-media marketing guru of the Pacific NorthWest…)  says it’s important to get good reviews for BookTree…  even on YELP (here)….    so if you have a few minutes, feel free to tell others about ‘the little bookstore that could’, Kirkland’s only new and gently used Bookstore, BookTree.  Thanks for continuing to spread the word about BookTree and for supporting us by buying books, and gift certificates.