We recommend books all the time, and we think we’re pretty good at it (if we do say so ourselves). But even good readers like us still have things to learn, and the masters we often turn to are industry professionals who work not in bookstores but on the publishing side of the street. Among the very best of those are two old hands (and old friends of ours) from Random House, Katie Mehan and David Glenn. They come talk to us several times a year to tell us about what’s rolling off the presses and which of those titles they think are the best books for Mercer Island readers. The thing about Random House is that they publish a lot of books–Katie and David don’t try to push everything, just the stuff that we (and you) want.
Since they know their stuff so well, now and again we like to let them demonstrate their skills directly to you, our customers. So we’re giving them a showcase in the store at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13th. They’ve picked 20 of their favorite books to share, fiction and non-fiction alike. Whatever you’re into, whether it’s drama or comedy, science fiction or romance, action or information, there’s a book (or two) for you on the list ... continued