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Fall 2017 Book Preview

Summer is officially over, although we can’t quite blame you if you want to keep it going a while longer with beach reads and fruity drinks. But don’t forget, there’s a whole new season of books just around the corner! Our fall 2017 books list includes dystopian thrillers, family dramas, books inspired by classic fiction, and much more. So when you’re ready to trade in that margarita for a pumpkin spice latte, scroll on for our top picks for fall 2017 books. SEPTEMBER George and Lizzie (available now) Author: Nancy Pearl   Being a Seattleite, I was lucky enough to [...]

September 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

Rockstar Librarian Nancy Pearl on Her Debut Novel, “George and Lizzie”

Seattle is the kind of town where the phrase “rockstar librarian” is used without irony and raises no eyebrows. So it should be no surprise that, even after the last-hurrah-of-summer debauchery of Labor Day Weekend, Seattle’s own world-famous librarian Nancy Pearl filled the house to overflowing for a reading from her debut novel, George and Lizzie. (You may know her from Book Lust and More Book Lust -- she even has her own action figure.) I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-event reception, where book lovers enjoyed wine and snacks and a special talk by Nancy Pearl. [...]

September 7th, 2017|

Essential Eclipse Reading

The countdown to the August 21, 2017, eclipse is on! And what better way to prepare than reading a stack of eclipse books? Whether you’re lucky enough to be in the path of totality on the big day, or you’re planning to watch the eclipse via livestream, we have some fascinating eclipse books if you want to learn more about the science and history of eclipses. And if you haven’t made your eclipse plans yet, here’s some handy info to help you decide: This interactive eclipse map will show you where the eclipse path falls, and what you’re likely to [...]

August 17th, 2017|