November 13th, 2013 by Doree
Nearly two dozen local authors will read from and sign their books from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
The fourth annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Book Signing is co‐hosted by Santoro’s Books, Shunpike and the PNA. Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle (a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Greenwood) and the PNA. The authors are even baking homemade goodies for purchase to support literacy programs.
Authors include: Garth Stein, Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth George, Erica Bauermeister, Megan Chance, Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, Clare Dederer, Kevin Emerson, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Laurie Frankel, Sean Beaudoin, Shannon Huffman Polson, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Bernadette Pajer, Bhartii Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Clare Meeker and Thor Hanson.
Twelve authors will give readings throughout the afternoon:
- 2 p.m. – Erica Bauermeister
- 2:15 p.m. – Sean Beaudoin
- 2:30 p.m. – Jennie Shortridge
- 2:45 p.m. – Bill Dietrich
- 3 p.m. – Laurie Frankel
- 3:15 p.m. – Thor Hanson
- 3:30 p.m. – Lynn Brunelle
- 3:45 p.m. – Suzanne Selfors
- 4 p.m. – Bharti Kirchner
- 4:15 p.m. – Shannon Huffman Polson
- 4:30 p.m. – Kevin Emerson
- 4:45 p.m. – Bernadette Pajer
The S7W writers also help stock “pocket libraries” throughout the city in homeless shelters and food banks. Anyone who brings gently‐used books to donate at the Holiday Book Signing will receive a free S7W cloth bag.
Tags: 826 Seattle, books, literacy, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle7Writers, Shunpike
November 12th, 2013 by Doree
Idaho author, musician and artist Michael B. Koep will read from his new novel, “The Invasion of Heaven” at various places this week, including a book store and several restaurants, but he’ll also be doing a reading at a Little Free Library at 411 N. 46th St. in South Phinney/North Fremont from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The free-standing “library” is near a bus stop.
“The Invasion of Heaven” is Part I of “The Newirth Mythology.”
The mysterious death of a bipolar housewife forces psychologist Loche Newirth to see traces of insanity in the most terrifying place: himself. All at once he is wanted for murder; in a battle of wits with another psychologist; AND he may be seeing things—a crystal blue iris with a fathomless black pupil starts popping up to stare at his life.
Next, the doctor is tangled up with a stuttering and sometimes stoned artist who claims his portraits are a link to the afterlife. Part one of The Newirth Mythology: The Invasion of Heaven is filled with a mind-bending cast of double-crossing characters bent on destroying what was thought to be beyond the reach of human treachery: the life we all hope for behind death’s door.
Koep also will sign books from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Koep is also the drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock group Kite and percussionist for the variety power trio The Rub.
Tags: books, Little Free Library, Michael Koep
July 15th, 2013 by Doree
Friends of The Seattle Public Library is having a “pop up shop” at the Greenwood Library from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
You can buy used paperback for $2 and used children’s books for $1, plus totes, mugs and jewelry. Friends advocates and raises money for the Seattle Public Library throughout the year.
Tags: books, Friends of Seattle Public Library, Greenwood Library
December 12th, 2012 by Doree
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its third anniversary all day on Saturday, Dec. 22, with music, stories, poetry, treats, a raffle, and free books for kids.
Raffle prizes include a KOBO e-reader, Couth Buzzard Gift Cards, and a photo session with professional photographer Holly Feral.
The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tags: books, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
December 7th, 2012 by Doree
Several neighborhood coffee shops are featured in Tacoma artist Marsha Glazière’s new book of paintings, photos and words describing 120 coffee spots with character in and around Puget Sound.
“Eclectic Coffee Spots” features Greenwood’s Green Bean Coffeehouse and Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, Phinney-Ballard’s Café Bambino, Lighthouse Roasters in South Phinney/Upper Fremont, and the former Cowgirls Espresso in Greenwood.
Tags: books, coffee, coffee shops
December 6th, 2012 by Doree
Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its 8th annual Holiday Party from 6-9 tonight with food, wine, and cookbook author Jess Thomson, who will autograph her new cookbook “Dishing Up Washington.” Nibble on food made from some of the book’s recipes.
Party-goers will receive $5 off any purchase over $25, and a free bag of Chukar Cherries with every purchase over $75.
Tags: books, cookbooks, Jess Thomson, Santoro's Books
November 29th, 2012 by Doree
Greenwood’s nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle has published the third edition of its popular “What to Read in the Rain.”
The 2013 edition will officially launch on Saturday, Dec. 8, with a free party from 1-3 p.m. at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N at 1 p.m.
What to Read in the Rain can be found at bedsides in hotels across the city, where rain-delayed travelers can read poetry and fiction written by students from 826 Seattle and beloved professional authors. Highlights include Yonase Geleta’s “How to Sleep with a Triceratops in Your Room”, Chelsea Cain’s “For Your Safety” (which provides tips for surviving the dangers of Pacific Northwest travel), and Tom Robbins’ “Advice To Aspiring Writers.” It is also available from the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company.
826 Seattle, housed within the whimsical Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company, is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth ages six to 18. With over 400 active volunteers, 826 Seattle is committed to helping young people acquire the skills they need to write well throughout their lives. 826 Seattle helps more than 2,000 students every year and has served over 13,000 students since it opened in 2005.
The What to Read in the Rain celebration will feature Northwest-inspired snacks and readings from Chelsea Cain, Peter Mountford, Jared Leising and 826 Seattle students. It runs 1-3 pm and is a free event.
Tags: 826 Seattle, books, Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co., tutoring, What to Read in the Rain, writing
November 27th, 2012 by Doree
Earlier this month we told you about 3-year-old Jesse, who wanted to collect books for children to read at Aurora Commons, a neighborhood gathering place for everyone, especially those who live in temporary housing and motels along Aurora Avenue.
Neighbors were asked to drop off books on her family’s porch. Well, Jesse’s mom, Jamie Clausen, tells me that Jesse finished her book drive with a total of 238 books. Way to go, Jesse!
Tags: Aurora Commons, books
November 14th, 2012 by Doree
Phinneywood-area author Mike Attebery has just published his fourth book, “Bloody Pulp.” Locally, it is available at Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge.
“Two shots on a snowy Seattle street, and a once-bestselling mystery writer lies dead. When rookie detective Brick Ransom is assigned to the case, the trail quickly leads to an up-and-coming hard-boiled mystery writer, his publisher, and a number of Seattle notables. It seems the publishing business really is murder. But who did it? And why? And when the murders keep happening, who will be next?”
Attebery previous books are “Seattle On Ice,” “Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys” and”On/Off: A Jekyll and Hyde Story.”
Tags: books, Mike Attebery
November 7th, 2012 by Doree
Phinney Ridge resident Jamie Clausen tells us her 3-year-old daughter is collecting children’s books to donate to Aurora Commons, an informal community center open to all at 8914 Aurora Ave. N.
Here’s her message:
Hi Everyone. This is Jesse Ballnik. My mom is letting me use her Facebook account to send out this note to all our friends about my book drive. I live in Phinney Ridge which means that some of my neighbors live along Aurora Avenue in temporary housing, motels or out on the streets. Many of them are families with kids. They are not all as lucky as I am to have lots of great books to read at home. Luckily our friend Lisa and her friends have a coffee shop & community center in our neighborhood called Aurora Commons that they can spend time in and they have a story time for kids on Tuesdays. I wanted to make sure that they had lots of good books at their story time and for kids who just come to hang out so my mom is helping me to do a book drive. I am looking through my own books to find used books for children that are in good shape and am asking my friends to do the same. If you have any books to donate, please drop them off at my house at 751 N 75th Street in Seattle. I am going to bring what I collect to the community dinner on November 21st and am hoping to collect at least 20 books by then!
Jamie has set out a bin on their covered porch for people to drop off books any time.
Tags: Aurora Commons, book drive, books
October 9th, 2012 by Doree
Last week we told you about a Little Free Library that popped up in Phinney Ridge, half a block from Ken’s Market on North 73rd St. It was the first one we noticed in the neighborhood, but we heard from readers about several more.
This is “Dr. Dieter’s Memorial Library” in the 500 block of North 81st Street.
This purple box is in the 300 block of North 83rd St.
And this one is on the corner of North 82nd Street and Greenwood Avenue North.
It’s on the same corner as the painted mailbox giving away free poems.
Tags: books, Little Free Library
September 20th, 2012 by Doree
Phinney Ridge resident A-P Hurd has co-authored a new book about sustainability and the economy called “The Carbon Efficient City.” Her co-author is her father, Al Hurd. It is published by University of Washington Press.
The book discusses how to get more investment flowing to sustainable programs to solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions without hurting the economy.
A-P Hurd is a vice-president at Touchstone, a commercial real estate developer in Seattle, and a Fellow in the College of Built Environments at the UW, where she teaches development economics.
She will be at Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 27, for an informal book launch party.
Tags: AP Hurd, books, Santoros, The Carbon Efficient City